dependable

[dih-pen-duh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.

Origin:
1725–35; depend + -able

dependability, dependableness, noun
dependably, adverb
interdependability, noun
interdependable, adjective
nondependability, noun
nondependable, adjective
nondependableness, noun
nondependably, adverb
predependable, adjective
undependability, noun
undependable, adjective
undependableness, noun
undependably, adverb


trustworthy, trusty, trusted, steadfast, faithful, responsible.
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dependable (dɪˈpɛndəbəl)
 
adj
able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
 
dependa'bility
 
n
 
de'pendableness
 
n
 
de'pendably
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

dependable
1735, from depend + -able. Related: Dependability (1901).
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Example sentences
Must have excellent customer service and money handling skills and be dependable and reliable.
Smoky but dependable diesel-powered cars were once considered eccentric
  choices, but many are still on the road.
Therefore it must be strong and dependable and fitting together well at every
  joint.
They offer a steady stream of income which is often more dependable than taxes
  on timber or agricultural goods.
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