trustworthy

adjective
trust·​wor·​thy | \ ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce trustworthy (audio) \

Definition of trustworthy

: worthy of confidence : dependable a trustworthy guide trustworthy information

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trustworthily \ ˈtrəst-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce trustworthily (audio) \ adverb
trustworthiness noun

Examples of trustworthy in a Sentence

a trustworthy bodyguard who would never blab to the tabloids

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Trump will seek one anyway, hoping to solve some of the most intractable conflicts with one of America’s least trustworthy adversaries in a flashy one-day event. Nina Jankowicz, The New Republic, "Available in Helsinki: the Fate of Eastern Europe," 13 July 2018 Thomas proved himself quite trustworthy moments before his teammates broke the scoreless tie. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, "Lathrop boys take down defending champs in their state soccer debut," 25 May 2018 Phishing is when hackers try to make computer users unwittingly give them their system logins or credit card details by mimicking trustworthy web interfaces. Gordon R. Friedman, OregonLive.com, "'Alarming' number of attempts to hack city systems, Portland warns," 18 May 2018 The Social Security Administration is a pretty trustworthy source for top baby names, since parents supply their newborn’s name to the agency when applying for the child’s Social Security card. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "These were the top baby names in Massachusetts last year," 17 May 2018 Using a meat thermometer is the most reliable way to know when your pork loin is done, because there aren't any trustworthy visual indicators of doneness as there are for chicken and beef. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make the Juiciest Pork Loin Ever," 5 Feb. 2019 The message: Estes Kavanaugh knows her husband of 14 years better than anyone else, and therefore her version of him is the most trustworthy. Anna North, Vox, "In 1991, Virginia Thomas defended her husband. Now Brett Kavanaugh’s wife is doing the same.," 25 Sep. 2018 In short, the most trustworthy users can boast every obvious structural advantage that Twitter, either as a company or a community, can bestow on its best users. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News," 8 Mar. 2018 While strangers on the internet often know their stuff, the most trustworthy, life-changing hair tips typically come from a few usual suspects: your friends, family, and hairstylist. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "19 Glamour Editors on the Advice That Completely Changed Their Hair," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of trustworthy

1658, in the meaning defined above

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trustworthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of trustworthy

: able to be relied on to do or provide what is needed or right : deserving of trust

trustworthy

adjective
trust·​wor·​thy | \ ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce trustworthy (audio) \

Kids Definition of trustworthy

: deserving faith and confidence

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Legal Definition of trustworthy

: worthy of confidence specifically : being or deriving from a source worthy of belief or consideration for evidentiary purposes a trustworthy informant

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