trustingness
noun see trust II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trustingness — trusting ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tending to trust others; not suspicious. DERIVATIVES trustingly adverb trustingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • trustingness — trust·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • trustingness — noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity • Syn: ↑trust, ↑trustfulness • Ant: ↑distrust (for: ↑trust) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trustfulness — noun the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity • Syn: ↑trust, ↑trustingness • Ant: ↑distrust (for: ↑trust) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trust — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse traust trust; akin to Old English trēowe faithful more at true Date: 13th century 1. a. assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trusting — trustingly, adv. trustingness, n. /trus ting/, adj. inclined to trust; confiding; trustful: a trusting child. [1400 50; late ME; see TRUST, ING2] Syn. unsuspicious, innocent, naive, unwary. * * * …   Universalium

  • perfidy — 1590s, from M.Fr. perfidie, from L. perfidia falsehood, treachery, from perfidus faithless, from phrase per fidem decipere to deceive through trustingness, from per through (see PER (Cf. per)) + fidem (nom. fides) faith (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • trusting — adjective showing trust in or tending to trust others; not suspicious. Derivatives trustingly adverb trustingness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • innocence — n 1. sinlessness, virtue, virtuousness, decency, probity; immaculateness, faultlessness, flaw lessness, impeccability; stainlessness, spotlessness, cleanness; chastity, purity, incorruption, incorruptibility, righteousness, uprightness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • trusting — /ˈtrʌstɪŋ/ (say trusting) adjective that trusts; confiding; trustful. {trust + ing2} –trustingly, adverb –trustingness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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