con·​fid·​ing kən-ˈfī-diŋ How to pronounce confiding (audio)
: tending to confide : trustful
confidingly adverb
confidingness noun

Examples of confiding in a Sentence

He spoke in a confiding voice. They've developed a very confiding relationship over the years.

Word History


from present participle of confide

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confiding was in 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Confiding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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con·​fid·​ing kən-ˈfīd-iŋ How to pronounce confiding (audio)
: tending to confide : trustful
a confiding friend
confidingly adverb

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