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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trustworthily \ ˈtrəst-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce trustworthy (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 In the meantime, Brand reminds parents to read trustworthy sources, avoid scientific studies that aren’t peer reviewed, and ask pediatricians about any concerns. Katie Anastas, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Feb. 2022 Instead of navigating within a website to assess its validity, fact-checkers see what other trustworthy sources of information say about the site in question. Stephanie H. Murray, The Week, 8 Feb. 2022 And in many cases, because of the lack of historical data about pandemics, predictive analytics were somewhat less trustworthy to decision-makers than descriptive analytics in this uncertain time. Tom Davenport, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Why are Democratic and union canvassers more trustworthy than churches and gun shops? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 The media, Supreme Court and other major institutions were less divisive at the time, and Americans were more trustworthy of the government and one another. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 Such a move would help India climb the semiconductor value chain, while also making its electronics sector more trustworthy and provide some cushion against export controls. Rakesh Kumar, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2022 Rapid test results can change quickly, so a negative test is only trustworthy for eight to 12 hours. Dr. Nitya Rajeshuni, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2022 From a consumer standpoint, this could provide a more trustworthy guarantee of where clothing is coming from and how it is made. Harris Quinn, Wired, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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



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

Other Words from trustworthy

trustworthiness noun

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