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 The results were not flattering to the White House -- Trump was overall rated less trustworthy than any of the other choices. Stephen Collinson With Caitlin Hu And Melissa Bell, CNN, "America's debate calendar may be due for an overhaul," 16 Sep. 2020 The differing responses to these two respective bombshells is telling—about what issues the media and the establishment perceive to be important and which narrators are considered trustworthy. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Why Doesn’t Michael Cohen Get to Be an Anti-Trump Crusader?," 10 Sep. 2020 The result of these changes is that some once-trustworthy numbers and measurements—such as the number of tests conducted in each state, and the percentage of tests that come back positive—now seem less reliable. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "The Fog of the Pandemic Is Returning," 10 Sep. 2020 When food tastes and recipes were growing more exotic (beyond the scope of the trustworthy Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. cookbook), the Lexington Market carried such a rarity as Gorgonzola cheese, which is not quite so difficult to find today. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "As Lexington Market rebuilds, memories of the old market flood back," 5 Sep. 2020 The measure would condemn QAnon; ask federal law enforcement agencies to remain vigilant against violence provoked by conspiracy theories; and urge Americans to get information from trustworthy sources. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "What is QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory causing controversy at the RNC?," 26 Aug. 2020 Speaker Nancy Pelosi whooped through a bill handing the post office $25 billion in the name of getting a trustworthy result on Nov. 3. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Phony Post Office War," 23 Aug. 2020 Our newsroom must do more to fully serve the varied communities in our city and state with relevant, trustworthy news that informs our democracy. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stanley: In a year like no other, we commit to better serving all the people of our city and state and improving our own staff diversity," 21 Aug. 2020 Make trustworthy news sources accessible and consistent by putting them on your social media feeds. Porismita Borah, The Conversation, "Here’s how to talk to vaccine skeptics so they might actually hear you," 20 Aug. 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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“Trustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustworthy. Accessed 21 Sep. 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

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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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