trustworthy

adjective
trust·​wor·​thy | \ ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of trustworthy

: worthy of confidence : dependable a trustworthy guide trustworthy information

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trustworthily \ ˈtrəst-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē \ adverb
trustworthiness noun

Examples of trustworthy in a Sentence

a trustworthy bodyguard who would never blab to the tabloids

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The idea that this makes Trump trustworthy, however, is absurd. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The biggest lie Trump tells is that he’s kept his promises," 18 Oct. 2018 These examples challenge the mistaken view of outsiders that audited accounts are trustworthy. Jane Gleeson-white, WSJ, "‘The Big Four’ Review: Titans of the Books," 23 Sep. 2018 To find a trustworthy business near you, BBB suggests the following hiring tips: ▪ Check out licenses. Veronica Craker, idahostatesman, "Air duct cleaning scam hits Treasure Valley residents | Idaho Statesman," 23 Mar. 2018 Most shoppers know that third-party retailers aren’t always totally trustworthy. Lux Alptraum, SELF, "You Can Buy a Sex Toy at the Drugstore—But Should You?," 10 Dec. 2018 But testing is always going to be more rigorous and trustworthy with independent oversight. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Fully driverless Waymo taxis are due out this year, alarming critics," 1 Oct. 2018 Readily available, trustworthy random numbers could be used to deliver public services more fairly, computer scientists say. Sophia Chen, Science | AAAS, "Why are countries creating public random number generators?," 28 June 2018 The key is to pick someone who is competent and trustworthy to handle the will and the estate in a professional manner. Scott Nordlund, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How to make an estate plan in just 10 steps," 21 June 2018 Hardworking and trustworthy with sound practical judgment. Rick Tetzeli, Fortune, "GM Gets Ready for a Post-Car Future," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of trustworthy

1658, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trustworthy was in 1658

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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 \

Kids Definition of trustworthy

: deserving faith and confidence

Other Words from trustworthy

trustworthiness noun

trustworthy

adjective
trust·​wor·​thy

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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