Trust blindly Vs trust implicitly

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Hello everyone,

I found out that both phrases, "trust blindly" and "trust implicitly" can be used to mean "trust somebody completely". My question: is there any difference between them?

The examples I made:

a. She trusts him blindly. Don't trust anyone blindly. It's wrong.

Vs

b. She trusts him implicitly. Don't trust anyone implicitly. It's wrong.

Thank you in advance!
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    To my mind, "blindly" implies trusting for no good reason. "Implicitly" does not necessarily connote lack of evidence. It is neutral in this respect.
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    To give a concrete example, maybe you have worked with a business partner for 40 years and known him always to be scrupulously honest and reliable. You might then trust him implicitly in financial matters, but you are not acting blindly -- you have four decades of evidence of his trustworthiness.
     
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