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trustworthy

[truhst-wur-th ee] /ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði/
adjective
1.
deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable:
The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; trust + worthy
Related forms
trustworthily, adverb
trustworthiness, noun
untrustworthily, adverb
untrustworthilyness, noun
untrustworthy, adjective
Synonyms
true, accurate, honest, faithful. See reliable.
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Examples from the web for untrustworthy
  • Causal inference in folk science is equally untrustworthy.
  • And these computerized voting systems are untrustworthy.
  • The former perceive the latter as wild, illiterate and untrustworthy.
  • Any student of mine who uses such untrustworthy sources gets a failing grade.
  • The identification of strangers is proverbially untrustworthy.
  • It's the endless iterations that have disappointed everyone and made him seem unmoored and untrustworthy.
  • Those without college are probably encountering more people untrustworthy.
  • Newt has a stack of baggage a light year tall and is volatile and untrustworthy.
  • It would be one thing if the observers in question were inexperienced or untrustworthy.
  • Hence, using an ambiguous historical reference to an astronomical phenomenon is as likely to be untrustworthy.
British Dictionary definitions for untrustworthy

untrustworthy

/ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ/
adjective
1.
not worthy of being trusted: untrustworthy witnesses

trustworthy

/ˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ/
adjective
1.
worthy of being trusted; honest, reliable, or dependable
Derived Forms
trustworthily, adverb
trustworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for untrustworthy
adj.

1846, from un- (1) "not" + trustworthy.

trustworthy

adj.

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

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