trust·​ful | \ ˈtrəst-fəl How to pronounce trustful (audio) \

Definition of trustful

: full of trust : confiding

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Other Words from trustful

trustfully \ ˈtrəst-​fə-​lē How to pronounce trustful (audio) \ adverb
trustfulness noun

Examples of trustful in a Sentence

a trustful child quietly sleeping, sure in the knowledge that his parents would be there when he woke
Recent Examples on the Web Things quickly spiral, though, as the deadly grip of heroin addiction consumes the entirety of Molly's existence, further complicating the path toward a peaceful, trustful reconciliation with each passing day. Joey Nolfi,, "Mila Kunis, Glenn Close weather addiction storm in tense Four Good Days trailer," 18 Mar. 2021 One option is to create new screening questions about whether respondents trust other people and major institutions — and then weight less trustful respondents more heavily in a poll’s final results. David Leonhardt, New York Times, "‘A Black Eye’: Why Political Polling Missed the Mark. Again.," 12 Nov. 2020 And good quality care in the postnatal period includes continuity of a care provider who would provide consistent information, a trustful relationship, flexibility and recognition of women's personal and cultural contexts, the study added. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "What women need most after giving birth, especially now," 22 Apr. 2020 However, the poll found Americans are less trustful of other uses of facial recognition technologies. Wired, "Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition," 5 Sep. 2019 People working for companies based overseas are less likely to feel engaged and listened to than their counterparts at headquarters, which can lead to them being less trustful of leadership, a separate Globalization Partners survey found. Katie Johnston,, "When coworkers are spread around the globe, it’s a different world," 18 Aug. 2019 This stems from Porter making Chicago his pre-draft home base because his agency is located here and that agency’s longstanding, trustful relationship with the Bulls. K.c. Johnson,, "Bulls Q&A: Is Wendell Carter Jr. the pick at No. 7? Do Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine fit in same backcourt?," 13 June 2018 The rest varied from trembling-lip control of fright to trustful passivity., "April 17, 1955: S.D. MAKES WORLD POLIO HISTORY," 17 Apr. 2018 The trustful Dutch overwhelmed; their beloved and respected Sovereign driven into exile; the peaceful city of Rotterdam the scene of a massacre as hideous and brutal as anything in the Thirty Years War. Mary Ann Gwinn,, "What do George Orwell and Winston Churchill have in common? A new book has the answer," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of trustful

1560, in the meaning defined above

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23 Mar 2021

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“Trustful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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trust·​ful | \ ˈtrəst-fəl How to pronounce trustful (audio) \

Kids Definition of trustful

: full of trust

Other Words from trustful

trustfulness noun

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