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    trustful/trustworthy

    Hi,
    Please tell me if I can use "trustworthy" in this case?

    " You can leave the money with him; hes totally trustworthy/trustful."

    Thanks.

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    Re: trustful/trustworthy

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Please tell me if I can use "trustworthy" in this case?

    " You can leave the money with him; he’s totally trustworthy/trustful."

    Thanks.
    "Trustworthy" is correct here. Trustworthy , worthy/deserving of trust. Trustful, full of trust/trusting.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Jul-2008 at 11:20. Reason: afterthought

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    Re: trustful/trustworthy

    (not a teacher) I would add that "trustful" is not as widely used now as it once was. You're more likely to come across "trusting", as in "he's a trusting boy", rather than "he's a trustful boy." Trustful's antonym, distrustful seems to be surviving rather better.

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    Re: trustful/trustworthy

    Hi, bhaisahab and stuartnz.
    Thank you very much.

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