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dependable

[dih-pen-duh-buh l] /dɪˈpɛn də bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable:
a dependable employee.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; depend + -able
Related forms
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
Synonyms
trustworthy, trusty, trusted, steadfast, faithful, responsible.
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British Dictionary definitions for undependable

dependable

/dɪˈpɛndəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
Derived Forms
dependability, dependableness, noun
dependably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undependable

dependable

adj.

1735; se depend + -able. Related: Dependability; dependably.

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