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[truhst-fuh l]
  1. full of trust; free of distrust, suspicion, or the like; confiding: a trustful friend.
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Origin of trustful

First recorded in 1570–80; trust + -ful
Related formstrust·ful·ly, adverbtrust·ful·ness, nouno·ver·trust·ful, adjectiveo·ver·trust·ful·ly, adverbo·ver·trust·ful·ness, nounun·trust·ful, adjectiveun·trust·ful·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for untrustful

Historical Examples of untrustful

  • Unwatchful trust is a delusion, and untrustful watching is in vain.

    Kept for the Master's Use

    Frances Ridley Havergal

  • He took the letter from Mr. Pyecroft's unwilling and untrustful hands and glanced it through.

  • Untrustful, un-trust′fool, adj. not trusting: not trustworthy.

British Dictionary definitions for untrustful



  1. characterized by a tendency or readiness to trust others
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Derived Formstrustfully or trustingly, adverbtrustfulness or trustingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for untrustful



1570s, "trustworthy," from trust (n.) + -ful. Meaning "trusting" attested from 1832. Related: Trustfulness.

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