from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a tendency to confide; trusting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Trusting; reposing confidence; trustful; credulous: as, a man of a confiding disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That confides; trustful; unsuspicious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of confide.
  • adjective In confidence; as if with trust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective willing to entrust personal matters


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  • My husband tells me that working one on one with women makes a familiarity between a man and woman that often leads the women to begin confiding personal confidences.

    Taking Time To Reflect

  • Much of her time was spent in confiding to her diary her thoughts about Richard, and in gleaning together and treasuring in her memory every scrap of news she could gather concerning him.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Pardon me, Lionel, nor wonder that the expectation of contest with my mother should jar me, when else I should delightedly confess that my best hopes are fulfilled, in confiding my sister to your protection.


  • For one brief second Alessandro revolved in his mind the idea of confiding everything to her; only for a second, however.


  • Freddy disliked the idea of confiding family secrets to strangers.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • But Matty had an English tongue in her head, -- a courteous, which is to say a confiding, address with strangers; she seemed almost to be conferring a favor at the moment when she asked one, and she knew, in this business, that there was no such word as fail.

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories

  • He remembered Thelma's shuddering repugnance at the sight of her, -- a repugnance which he himself had shared -- and which made him shrink with fastidious aversion, from the idea of confiding to any one but Sir Philip, the miserable secret of his connection with her.


  • For one brief second Alessandro revolved in his mind the idea of confiding everything to her; only for a second, however.


  • Having looked to our arms and said our prayers, we retired to rest, "confiding," Sir Moses observed, "in the protection of Heaven."

    Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I Comprising Their Life and Work as Recorded in Their Diaries From 1812 to 1883

  • Anyway, the idea of confiding in Mom was anathema to me – because I knew that she’d somehow use this information against me.

    State of the Union


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  • Surrounded by a husband who didn’t understand, a taunting peer, and an overly judgmental clergyman, Hannah found a way through the fog by confiding in God. 1 Samuel 1 : 10.

    January 3, 2011