trustworthy

adjective
trust·​wor·​thy | \ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of trustworthy 

: worthy of confidence : dependable a trustworthy guide trustworthy information

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trustworthily \ ˈtrəst-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē \ adverb
trustworthiness noun

Examples of trustworthy in a Sentence

a trustworthy bodyguard who would never blab to the tabloids

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There are plenty of good and trustworthy squads, with Virginia topping the list. Jerry Brewer, chicagotribune.com, "March Madness is the NCAA's greatest hypocrisy and its best hope of salvation," 11 Mar. 2018 The black market rate is considered more trustworthy than the official rate, because the Venezuelan government has lost credibility among many of its people. Andrea Diaz, CNN, "'World of Warcraft's' virtual gold is seven times more valuable than Venezuela's real money," 8 May 2018 Nobody had ever heard such a thing before, but the Langfords' testimony seemed eminently trustworthy. Chuck Culpepper, Anchorage Daily News, "Curling fan etiquette 101: Babies, yes. Music, no. Mumbling, yes. Chanting, no.," 16 Feb. 2018 Hardliners, who warned through years of talks that the U.S. was not a trustworthy partner, would emerge strengthened. Bloomberg, Fortune, "This Is What's at Stake If Trump Leaves the Iran Nuclear Deal," 8 May 2018 The Jazz have the more trustworthy baseline, but the Thunder have more dangerous potential. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "NBA Playoffs: The Most Intriguing Storylines in the Western Conference," 12 Apr. 2018 More than anything, the con depended on Bernie’s superhuman ability to crawl every day from the divine comfort of his high-thread-count sheets and present himself to the world as the most trustworthy man anybody had ever met. Hugo Lindgren, Town & Country, "What Does a Person Have to Do to Become a Social Outcast, Anyway?," 3 May 2017 During the 2016 primary, Brooks went on TV and radio shows to fret that Trump was not trustworthy as a conservative, was alienating voters, and was likely throwing away the election. David Weigel, Washington Post, "In GOP primaries, Trump loyalty is a weapon against conservative insurgents," 10 July 2018 Facebook Vice President Adam Mosseri discussed how the company is rewriting its newsfeed algorithm to help promote trustworthy news and create healthier conversations online. Anchorage Daily News, "Facebook’s mission to connect people now includes helping them date," 2 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 \

Kids Definition of trustworthy

: deserving faith and confidence

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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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