trust·​wor·​thy ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce trustworthy (audio)
: worthy of confidence : dependable
a trustworthy guide
trustworthy information
trustworthily adverb
trustworthiness noun

Examples of trustworthy in a Sentence

a trustworthy bodyguard who would never blab to the tabloids
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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trustworthy was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Trustworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


trust·​wor·​thy ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce trustworthy (audio)
: deserving confidence : dependable
trustworthy information
a trustworthy babysitter

Legal Definition


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

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