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    trusting vs trustful

    Are trustful and trusting interchangeable?

    Could anybody tell me the difference between them?For instance:


    Judy had an open and trusting nature.
    Trustful birds have built their nests.

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    Re: trusting vs trustful

    The dictionary says that they have the same meaning.

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    Re: trusting vs trustful

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    The dictionary says that they have the same meaning.
    A very small dictionary? A trustful person has a trusting nature.

    The words may, in some not very interesting sense, 'have the same meaning', but context decides whether they are interchangeable.

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    Re: trusting vs trustful

    I was going to say that the context is crucial - I think it's the motto of this forum.

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