Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being trustful.

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  • noun The property of being trustful.

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  • noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others

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Examples

  • Our trustfulness has been our weakness, and when the vices of civilization were added to our own, we fell heavily.

    Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

  • I have never seen a face so lacking in that gracious trustfulness which is at once the pride and the adornment of the normal ticket-collector.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914

  • The simple, childlike trustfulness of the country people is seen in multiplied ways; yet on the whole I cannot escape the conviction that it is a trustfulness which is shown toward each other as equals.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • He and his wife were quite taken with what they called my "trustfulness," and adopted me with enthusiasm.

    Novel Notes

  • There are few figures in the roll of saints so profoundly beautiful and touching as that of St. Francis, because he had in a pre-eminent degree that childlike freshness and trustfulness which is the secret of all charm.

    Escape, and Other Essays

  • Kundera is really telling us that when the state becomes so powerful that trustfulness between human beings is destroyed, then men and women become ruthless towards each other.

    2009 August | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Kundera is really telling us that when the state becomes so powerful that trustfulness between human beings is destroyed, then men and women become ruthless towards each other.

    Mankind’s true moral test lies in how it treats Animals

  • Kundera is really telling us that when the state becomes so powerful that trustfulness between human beings is destroyed, then men and women become ruthless towards each other.

    2009 August 31 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • In their small, untroubled villages, they were famous, but outside, in their secret files, they were the very season of grey that made the passage of depressing hours knock trustfulness from my soul, because my bureau knew, gloomily, they were the next meal for the terrible, moustached steel.

    Soviet

  • The challenge, therefore, is to grow the kind of maturity in believing people that is capable of approaching financial other issues with a particular kind of patience, a particular kind of trustfulness, and a particular kind of willingness to take the right risks.

    Christian Muslim Forum - Faith in Finance seminar at St Ethelburga's centre for Reconciliation and Peace

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