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[truhst-wur-th ee] /ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði/
deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable:
The treasurer was not entirely 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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  • Some confessed that they didn't see the ships themselves, but heard reliable accounts from trustworthy comrades.
  • Sloppy accounting can cause serious problems, so treasurers must be trustworthy and reliable.
  • Privacy and authenticity technologies are key to reliable and trustworthy social and business interactions over networks.
  • The rule does not condition the admissibility of such statements upon a showing that the statements are trustworthy or reliable.
  • TO be trustworthy an airplane propeller must be strong.
  • Golden retrievers are known as friendly, gentle, and trustworthy dogs.
  • All of these reporting platforms are valuable and can be trustworthy.
  • Really, there's no surefire way to figure out whether someone is trustworthy or not.
  • He was trustworthy and honest in all dealings and showed unbreakable loyalty to those in his life.
  • Not only can she not recognize fear, but she also fails to judge how trustworthy people look.
British Dictionary definitions for trustworthy


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 trustworthy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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