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

  • adjective Inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of trust; confiding: as, a person of a trustful disposition.
  • Worthy of trust; faithful; trusty.

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

  • adjective Full of trust; trusting.
  • adjective Worthy of trust; faithful; trusty; trustworthy.

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

  • adjective Trusting or willing to trust.

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

  • adjective inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust


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  • "The fact seemed an additional appeal to his pity: such innocence was as moving as the trustful clasp of a child. Then he remembered the passionate generosity latent under that incurious calm."

    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 20, 2009