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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Other Words from trustworthy

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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In other words, spoofing is often particularly hard to detect, especially if the DNS or routing systems are deceived, because people inherently assume that the infrastructure is trustworthy and reliable. Vint Cerf, Quartz, "“Father of the internet” Vint Cerf says we need to be less naive if we’re going to fix it," 6 Sep. 2019 Besides, gold and silver coins were trustworthy because they were made of valuable metals. Jonah Estess, The Conversation, "Curious Kids: Why is money green?," 29 Aug. 2019 In today’s mainstream comedy of liberal partisanship and fear of cancel culture, only the gutless are trustworthy. Peter Spiliakos, National Review, "The Simpsons and the Cowardice of Tribal Comedy," 28 Aug. 2019 Now San Francisco, an early adopter, is ending its contract with the service, in part because of concerns about whether its predictions are trustworthy. New York Times, "This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True," 9 Aug. 2019 And the numbers reveal a partisan divide on the situations where scientists are trustworthy. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions," 4 Aug. 2019 Rely on the people who have already proven to be trustworthy. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: July 29, 2019," 29 July 2019 Logan hasn’t proven himself to be trustworthy thus far with everything that he’s done. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Fear the Walking Dead showrunners on that surprise engagement," 22 July 2019 Madeline cannot solve her marital issues and can’t be trustworthy. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Big Little Lies season 2, episode 5: “Kill Me” shows how cunning Mary Louise really is," 8 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce trustworthy (audio) \

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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trustworthiness noun

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