quasi-reliably

reliable

[ri-lahy-uh-buhl]
adjective
that may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.

Origin:
1560–70; rely + -able

reliability, reliableness, noun
reliably, adverb
nonreliable, adjective
nonreliableness, noun
nonreliably, adverb
quasi-reliable, adjective
quasi-reliably, adverb
ultrareliable, adjective
ultrareliablely, adverb


trusty, authentic, consistent. Reliable, infallible, trustworthy apply to persons, objects, ideas, or information that can be depended upon with confident certainty. Reliable suggests consistent dependability of judgment, character, performance, or result: a reliable formula, judge, car, meteorologist. Infallible suggests the complete absence of error, breakdown, or poor performance: an infallible test, system, marksman. Trustworthy emphasizes the steady and honest dependability which encourages one's confidence, belief, or trust: trustworthy and accurate reports.


undependable, questionable, deceitful.
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reliable (rɪˈlaɪəbəl)
 
adj
able to be trusted; predictable or dependable
 
relia'bility
 
n
 
re'liableness
 
n
 
re'liably
 
adv

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reliable
1569, raliabill, Scottish, from rely + -able. Not common before 1850; and execrated thereafter in Britain as an Americanism.
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