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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During the 2016 primary, Brooks went on TV and radio shows to fret that Trump was not trustworthy as a conservative, was alienating voters, and was likely throwing away the election. David Weigel, Washington Post, "In GOP primaries, Trump loyalty is a weapon against conservative insurgents," 10 July 2018 Facebook Vice President Adam Mosseri discussed how the company is rewriting its newsfeed algorithm to help promote trustworthy news and create healthier conversations online. Anchorage Daily News, "Facebook’s mission to connect people now includes helping them date," 2 May 2018 Then vote on the most trustworthy Cavalier beyond James. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "3 Cavaliers you can trust in the playoffs besides LeBron James: Bud vs. Doug," 24 Apr. 2018 Rehmatulla is known for being friendly, outgoing, tenacious, trustworthy, friendly, easy to talk to, and sincerely loves helping her clients find the perfect home for their lifestyle. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor of the Week: Real estate became a passion for Rehmatulla," 17 June 2018 The community would also like to see someone trustworthy, transparent and good at communicating, said school board President Layla Spanenberg. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel wants a Hoosier teacher for next school superintendent, survey shows," 7 May 2018 Alaska Communications stands for local, reliable, and trustworthy customer service. Anchorage Daily News, "ML&P sale benefits business community, all of Anchorage," 16 Mar. 2018 Those kinds of bonding experiences can also serve to establish the coach as a trustworthy figure. Eddie Pells, The Christian Science Monitor, "Bond between players and coach may have saved Thai boy's lives," 13 July 2018 Perhaps he was elected because the alternatives appeared less trustworthy. WSJ, "Trust Must Be Earned, Even by Governments," 13 June 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

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trustworthiness noun

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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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