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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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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Wheeler’s reasoning is that such research relies on confidential human health data, and is therefore not trustworthy. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "We Gotta Pay More Attention to This Boring Guy," 20 June 2019 Overall, Wolff thought, migrainous children were sensitive, but generally trustworthy, energetic, and respected, with the result that they were given responsibilities and special privileges at an early age. Katherine Foxhall, Time, "How A Nurse With a Hole in Her Skull Changed The Medical History of Migraines," 18 June 2019 The institution is dedicated to making sure that their services are easy to understand and that their representatives are trustworthy. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Members Credit Union commits to helping Central Indiana thrive," 7 June 2019 Siri is the dumbest but the most trustworthy in terms of data privacy. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "We Were Promised Mind-Blowing Personal Tech. What’s the Hold-Up?," 3 May 2018 Trump will seek one anyway, hoping to solve some of the most intractable conflicts with one of America’s least trustworthy adversaries in a flashy one-day event. Nina Jankowicz, The New Republic, "Available in Helsinki: the Fate of Eastern Europe," 13 July 2018 Thomas proved himself quite trustworthy moments before his teammates broke the scoreless tie. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, "Lathrop boys take down defending champs in their state soccer debut," 25 May 2018 Phishing is when hackers try to make computer users unwittingly give them their system logins or credit card details by mimicking trustworthy web interfaces. Gordon R. Friedman, OregonLive.com, "'Alarming' number of attempts to hack city systems, Portland warns," 18 May 2018 The Social Security Administration is a pretty trustworthy source for top baby names, since parents supply their newborn’s name to the agency when applying for the child’s Social Security card. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "These were the top baby names in Massachusetts last year," 17 May 2018

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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

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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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