Definition of trusting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌstɪŋ/


Showing or tending to have a belief in a person’s honesty or sincerity; not suspicious: it is foolish to be too trusting of other people a shy and trusting child
More example sentences
  • They are losing faith in democracy, are increasingly disillusioned with the opposition, but at the same time, appear to be more trusting of the government.
  • He had standards, but he was the most trusting of comedians.
  • I think what's happened has made me less trusting of men.
trustful, unsuspicious, unquestioning, unsuspecting, unguarded, unwary;
naive, innocent, childlike, ingenuous, wide-eyed, credulous, gullible, easily taken in, easily deceived



Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌstɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • We tend to assume, trustingly, that chilled products are more like home-made food; they're somehow less tampered with, less additive-laden because they have a shorter use-by date and feel cool to the touch.
  • The recipe, which he trustingly didn't patent, has been widely imitated.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities were also available in the house, which he trustingly left open.


Example sentences
  • He gazed into the man's compassionate eyes in helpless, naked trustingness, and then he wriggled closer to rest his head in the man's lap, and with that, he fell asleep.
  • It relates to a characteristic I possessed, which might be called trustingness - if there is such a word.
  • Little boys could still see the purity of Jesus’ smile and responded with enthusiasm and compassion as only the openness and trustingness of a child can.

Words that rhyme with trusting

disgusting, self-adjusting

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