Confiding
Confide Con*fide", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Confided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confiding}.] [L. confidere; con- + fidere to trust. See {Faith}, and cf. {Affiance}.] To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers. [1913 Webster]

By thy command I rise or fall, In thy protection I confide. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Judge before friendships, then confide till death. --Young. [1913 Webster]


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  • confiding — confiding; un·confiding; …   English syllables

  • Confiding — Con*fid ing, a. That confides; trustful; unsuspicious. {Con*fid ing*ly}, adv. {Con*fid ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confiding — index intimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • confiding — [kən fīd′iŋ] adj. trustful or inclined to trust confidingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • confiding — confidingly, adv. confidingness, n. /keuhn fuy ding/, adj. trustful; credulous or unsuspicious: a confiding nature. [1635 45; CONFIDE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • confiding — con|fid|ing [kənˈfaıdıŋ] adj behaving in a way that shows you want to tell someone about something that is private or secret ▪ Her tone was suddenly confiding. >confidingly adv ▪ He leant forward confidingly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confiding — adjective behaving in a way that shows you want to tell someone about something that is private or secret: She allowed a confiding note to enter her voice. confidingly adverb: She spoke gaily, innocently, and confidingly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confiding — adjective willing to entrust personal matters (Freq. 1) first she was suspicious, then she became confiding • Similar to: ↑trustful, ↑trusting …   Useful english dictionary

  • confiding — adjective Date: 1797 tending to confide ; trustful • confidingly adverb • confidingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • confiding — adjective In confidence; as if with trust …   Wiktionary

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