Synonyms and Antonyms of trusting
1 having or showing trust in another <Delia couldn't look into her dog's trusting eyes as she drove him to the vet> Synonyms confiding, trustful Related Words artless, childlike, credulous, guileless, gullible (also gullable), innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, unsophisticated; dependent, hopeful, reliant; accepting, believing, certain, confident, convinced, overconfident, secure, sure, unquestioning, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary Near Antonyms disbelieving, incredulous, unbelieving, unconvinced, undecided, unpersuaded; dubious, hesitant, leery (also leary), oversuspicious, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unsure, wary Antonyms distrustful, doubtful, doubting, mistrustful, trustless, untrusting
2 readily taken advantage of <a corrupt stockbroker who preyed upon trusting customers> Synonyms dewy-eyed, exploitable, gullible (also gullable), naive (or naïve), susceptible, easy, unwary, wide-eyedRelated Words credulous, overcredulous, trustful, uncritical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious; artless, genuine, guileless, innocent, simple, unsophisticated, unworldly; fictile, malleable, pliable, pliant; deceivable; acquiescent, agreeable, amiable, obliging; yieldingNear Antonyms critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; sophisticated; clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hardheaded; shrewd, street-smart, streetwise
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