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[truhst-wur-th ee] /ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði/
deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable:
The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
Origin of trustworthy
1800-10; trust + worthy
Related forms
trustworthily, adverb
trustworthiness, noun
untrustworthily, adverb
untrustworthilyness, noun
untrustworthy, adjective
true, accurate, honest, faithful. See reliable. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for trustworthiness
  • Collecting multiple streams of trustworthiness cues to form an aggregate of credibility is at the root of this dynamic.
  • Since then, however, concerns over the trustworthiness of electronic voting system have steadily grown.
  • Yet this inescapable lack of trustworthiness-perhaps surprisingly-is not all bad.
  • The veracity of the claim does not depend on the trustworthiness of the scientists.
  • Despite the question marks over his reliability and trustworthiness.
  • It isn't necessary to use your real name to acquire a reputation and trustworthiness.
  • Use every opportunity to impress people with your trustworthiness and fine character.
  • Only a conviction, therefore, may be inquired about to undermine the trustworthiness of a witness.
  • They're also more careful about recruiting: two members must vouch for every rookie's trustworthiness with their own lives.
  • But getting to your point, mail has trustworthiness because it costs money to create it.
British Dictionary definitions for trustworthiness


worthy of being trusted; honest, reliable, or dependable
Derived Forms
trustworthily, adverb
trustworthiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trustworthiness



1791, from trust (n.) + worthy. Related: Trustworthiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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