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ˈtrʌs tɪŋtrust·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trustful, trustingadjective

    inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust

    "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall


  1. trusting

    Trust is the willingness of one party (the trustor) to become vulnerable to another party (the trustee) on the presumption that the trustee will act in ways that benefit the trustor. In addition, the trustor does not have control over the actions of the trustee. Scholars distinguish between generalized trust (also known as social trust), which is the extension of trust to a relatively large circle of unfamiliar others, and particularized trust, which is contingent on a specific situation or a specific relationship.As the trustor is uncertain about the outcome of the trustee's actions, the trustor can only develop and evaluate expectations. Such expectations are formed with a view to the motivations of the trustee, dependent on their characteristics, the situation, and their interaction. The uncertainty stems from the risk of failure or harm to the trustor if the trustee does not behave as desired. In the social sciences, the subtleties of trust are a subject of ongoing research. In sociology and psychology, the degree to which one party trusts another is a measure of belief in the honesty, fairness, or benevolence of another party. The term "confidence" is more appropriate for a belief in the competence of the other party. A failure in trust may be forgiven more easily if it is interpreted as a failure of competence rather than a lack of benevolence or honesty. In economics, trust is often conceptualized as reliability in transactions. In all cases, trust is a heuristic decision rule, allowing the human to deal with complexities that would require unrealistic effort in rational reasoning.


  1. trusting

    Trusting refers to the act of believing in the honesty, reliability, or credibility of someone or something. It involves having confidence in a person or situation, often based on past experiences, consistent behaviors, or perceived integrity. Trusting often requires a degree of vulnerability and the risk that the trust placed might be broken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trusting

    of Trust

  2. Trustingadjective

    having or exercising trust; confiding; unsuspecting; trustful

Editors Contribution

  1. trustingverb

    Verb form of the word trust

    To walk through this world trusting all who walk with us is a blessing we are so grateful for

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trusting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trusting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of trusting in a Sentence

  1. Rohini Haar:

    I think in the U.S. the culture has been more of trusting health workers, there hasn’t been a longstanding conflict where there’s been a dissonance between health workers and the community.

  2. Anonymous:

    All four pillars of democracy have broken down several years back , so no point of trusting any one of them.

  3. Josh Donaldson:

    Offensively, we're really close, at the end of the day, you just have to keep going up there and having confidence and trusting the at-bats.

  4. Maisie Williams:

    Everyone's a threat, we're done trusting people. We're done with being pushed over. We finally managed to scrape our family back together somewhat, minus Jon Snow.

  5. Paul Offit:

    The American public should understand that there is a risk, but it's an exceedingly rare risk, by basically putting a scarlet letter on this vaccine, by scaring people about this vaccine, by not really trusting them to understand the concept of relative risk, we may have done more harm than good, and there are people now who won't get a vaccine because this is the vaccine they would have gotten.

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    A conceal
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    C aggravate
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