Definition of trustful in English:



  • Having or marked by a total belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone.

    ‘a trustful acceptance of authority’
    • ‘He was so sincere and so trustful and always trying his best to make me happy, always putting things off because of me.’
    • ‘Partners cannot be completely trustful because this makes them too vulnerable, but they cannot be completely untrustworthy because it harms cooperative efforts.’
    • ‘The goal of those meetings was to create trustful relations among the leaders themselves, and then gradually build on these ties.’
    • ‘He was like a personal friend and trustful servant.’
    • ‘Naturally trustful people must never be given a good reason to become cynical, for cynicism is the enemy of every honor system.’
    • ‘However, most of them are too busy slandering their rivals and revealing unconfirmed personal irregularities than presenting trustful visions.’
    • ‘First and foremost, for a group to be successful in its combined efforts, everyone should be comfortable and trustful with others in the group.’
    • ‘They are tough and to certain extent trustful but they live from a reputation not always deserved.’
    • ‘Regular partners may need to be emphasized as partners in which only strong, trustful, traditionally monogamous relationships are established.’
    • ‘He told them to leave and once the door was shut, he picked up the phone and called one of his trustful men.’
    • ‘This is a steady-as-you-go, trustful group of people.’
    • ‘Having made a personal visit to the centre, I believe this initiative will further strengthen more trustful relations within the community - and hopefully will provide a good deal of fun along the way.’
    • ‘Ma'am, if you must know, I wasn't very trustful to begin with.’
    • ‘The result is that increasingly, even in established democracies, citizens are less trustful of government, its institutions and its leaders, as demonstrated by the low turnout in the elections for the European Parliament last month.’
    • ‘The happiness crusaders argue that their campaigning will help create more caring, altruistic and trustful communities.’
    • ‘You know, I actually found myself to be totally enthralled and very trustful of them.’
    • ‘This family is trustful, they believe in the future of football.’
    • ‘They never have to face the hardship of feeling insecure or trustful towards their current partner.’
    • ‘I became very nervous and less trustful of people.’
    • ‘He tells of how a healthy, trustful way of life can protect them from being infected by the lethal disease.’