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trusting

[truhs-ting] /ˈtrʌs tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
inclined to trust; confiding; trustful:
a trusting child.
Origin of trusting
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see trust, -ing2
Related forms
trustingly, adverb
trustingness, noun
nontrusting, adjective
self-trusting, adjective
untrusting, adjective
Synonyms
unsuspicious, innocent, naive, unwary.
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  • And our great parties have too often been far apart and untrusting of each other.

  • untrusting, unfaithful obstinacy had set me at the head of that army of innocents!

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • But there was in that exclamation an undertone of disbelief clear enough to untrusting ears.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance

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