Definition of trusting in English:

trusting

adjective

  • Showing or tending to have a belief in a person's honesty or sincerity; not suspicious.

    ‘it is foolish to be too trusting of other people’
    ‘a shy and trusting child’
    • ‘He had standards, but he was the most trusting of comedians.’
    • ‘Even if they hadn't secured their possessions, no one local would steal from them; they lived in a trusting community that had no interest in their technology.’
    • ‘Words and thoughts spill out with a trusting honesty.’
    • ‘They are losing faith in democracy, are increasingly disillusioned with the opposition, but at the same time, appear to be more trusting of the government.’
    • ‘Grace glanced towards the door then lifted her pale eyes, so full of their trusting innocence, to meet his before taking a step closer.’
    • ‘Your identity gets used for someone to send personal e-mail to scores of trusting, unsuspecting souls.’
    • ‘Some are more suspicious and some more trusting.’
    • ‘It means to them, on some level, that this person is ‘family’ and they are more trusting of them.’
    • ‘Most polls show that the public is more trusting of military officers than lawyers or congressmen.’
    • ‘I think what's happened has made me less trusting of men.’
    • ‘His trusting management style, and his genial manner, were no longer admired.’
    • ‘I will be more observant of how women act around me and be more trusting of my senses.’
    • ‘He looked like a child, and a very trusting and innocent one, at that.’
    • ‘Because of that, she isn't very trusting of people, and she refuses to get too close to anyone anymore.’
    • ‘Bold's door was open during lunch, as she is very trusting of her students.’
    • ‘Needless to say, I am now careful to be a little more trusting of my memory and little less trusting of machines.’
    • ‘She wasn't the trusting sort, and the open honesty made her a little nervous.’
    • ‘He could not bear the thought of her in another man's arms; those sweet lips, that tender smile, that trusting, almost innocent gaze.’
    • ‘They kindly allowed me to pay at a later date though, which was very trusting of them.’
    • ‘Progress can't be stopped, but the community has changed with people less trusting of their neighbours.’
    trustful, unsuspicious, unquestioning, unsuspecting, unguarded, unwary
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Pronunciation

trusting

/ˈtrʌstɪŋ/