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
Recent Examples on the Web While mail voting is slightly more vulnerable to fraud than voting in person, election experts say that both methods are trustworthy because of the safety measures state officials use to verify ballots. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offers up to $1 million in bounties for voter fraud convictions," 10 Nov. 2020 The Vow unfolds as a human story of biased, fallible people, but their version of events is too intricately entwined with the man who manipulated them to be entirely trustworthy. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "How to Tell the Story of a Cult," 8 Nov. 2020 Precise measurements and clear, complete, trustworthy directions are make-or-break distinctions. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, "Our Favorite Kind of Heirloom: Passing Down Cake Recipes," 5 Nov. 2020 These trustworthy permanent markers can be vital for signaling and communication. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Personal Defense Tools and Weapons That Could Save Your Life in an Emergency," 4 Nov. 2020 First, outsiders get to see the performance of the company through trustworthy, albeit unaudited, financial statements. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, "Six Questions Answered From Spotify's Third Quarter Earnings," 2 Nov. 2020 However, not everyone is ready to receive this honesty from you, so find a trustworthy friend to share your intimate thoughts and feelings with. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for November 1, 2020," 1 Nov. 2020 In the main teasers for Clare’s season, one of the guys appears to complain that Dale is not trustworthy. Ariana Brockington, refinery29.com, "A Quick Refresher On DeAnna Pappas’ Bachelor Nation Past," 27 Oct. 2020 McCarthy said Biden should appoint cabinet members who respect science, understand the law, and are thoughtful and trustworthy. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Environmentalists claim mandate for Biden," 5 Nov. 2020

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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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19 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustworthy. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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trustworthy

adjective
How to pronounce trustworthy (audio)

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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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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