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Having a tendency to confide; trusting.

con·fid′ing·ly adv.
con·fid′ing·ness n.


unsuspicious; trustful
conˈfidingly adv
conˈfidingness n


(kənˈfaɪ dɪŋ)

trustful; credulous or unsuspicious.
con•fid′ing•ly, adv.
con•fid′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confiding - willing to entrust personal matters; "first she was suspicious, then she became confiding"
trustful, trusting - inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust; "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall
fullur trúnaîartrausts; trúnaîargjarn


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] ADJ in a confiding toneen tono de confianza
he is too confidinges demasiado confiado


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] adjconfiant(e)


adjvertraulich; he’s not a confiding sort of personer vertraut sich keinem an


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] adjfiducioso/a


(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
References in classic literature ?
For the absurdity must continually stare us in the face of confiding to a government the direction of the most essential national interests, without daring to trust it to the authorities which are indispensible to their proper and efficient management.
Good-natured, confiding, and forgiving as I had been, I became revengeful, cunning, and wicked, or rather, immovable as fate.
'The Countess answers that question by confiding her project to the Courier, without the slightest reserve.
'Swiveller, I know I can rely upon you,'--'I have no hesitation in saying, Swiveller, that I entertain a regard for you,'--'Swiveller, you are my friend, and will stand by me I am sure,' with many other short speeches of the same familiar and confiding kind, purporting to have been addressed by the single gentleman to himself, and to form the staple of their ordinary discourse, neither Mr Brass nor Miss Sally for a moment questioned the extent of his influence, but accorded to him their fullest and most unqualified belief.
There was something so natural and winning in Clara's resigned way of looking at these stores in detail, as Herbert pointed them out, - and something so confiding, loving, and innocent, in her modest manner of yielding herself to Herbert's embracing arm - and something so gentle in her, so much needing protection on Mill Pond Bank, by Chinks's Basin, and the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk, with Old Barley growling in the beam - that I would not have undone the engagement between her and Herbert, for all the money in the pocket-book I had never opened.
Last winter, soon came to see us," she said, with a guilty and at the same time confiding smile, "all Dolly's children had scarlet fever, and he happened to come and see her.
He had secretly interposed against this confiding young man, for no better real reason than because the young man's ways were not his ways.
Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come.
Athos closed the doors carefully, confiding the keys to Grimaud, who had chosen his domicile beneath the shed itself, which led to the cellar where the casks had been deposited.