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

Definition of trustful

: full of trust : confiding

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 Exhibiting your knowledge and ability effectively is essential; however, understanding and connecting with the human in front of you while appealing to their inherent motivations solidifies the long-term trustful relationship. Amiee Ball, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 Organizing informal team buildings is another practice to keep in touch with colleagues, boost their engagement and create trustful relationships. Nadya Knysh, Forbes, 6 July 2022 That door is being pulled shut by a Chinese leadership less trustful of and interested in integration, and pushed by foreign powers more apprehensive about China’s intentions. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 2 Feb. 2022 The convenient garments enabled women to work with greater efficiency while building a sophisticated and trustful image. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 For example, there are young climate activists who are distrustful of politicians and maybe older generations but are very trustful of science. Simran Sethi, Wired, 2 Dec. 2021 Supporters hope the changes, once established, will lead to better policing, a more trustful community and a stronger city. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 5 Nov. 2021 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,, 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, 12 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of trustful

1560, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2022

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“Trustful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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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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