If you're trusting, you tend to believe what people tell you. A trusting friend will tell you her deepest secrets and trust that you'll keep them to yourself.

Use the adjective trusting to describe people who always see the best in others. A trusting child believes everything you tell him and follows where you lead. A trusting dog will follow your commands and stick by your side. The verb trust means "to believe or have faith," and both words come from the Old Norse traust, "help or confidence," and are closely related to the Old English treowe, "have faith or confidence."

Definitions of trusting

adj inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust

disposed to believe on little evidence
willing to entrust personal matters
unsuspecting, unsuspicious
not suspicious
having or showing distrust
not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical
believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
doubting, questioning, sceptical, skeptical
marked by or given to doubt
green-eyed, jealous, overjealous
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
(used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women
unduly suspicious
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