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 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 Without trustworthy news sources, conspiracy theories are spreading like wildfire, particularly on social platforms like Facebook and Reddit. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Make Media Small Again," 22 Dec. 2020 If the trustworthy name of Kitchen Aid isn't motivation enough to purchase a pair, here are a few more reasons to buy these scissors. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "Amazon Shoppers Call These Best-Selling Shears a Must-Have for Any Kitchen," 7 Feb. 2021 In some instances, the bottoms-up efforts are actually viewed as more reliable and trustworthy than state or federal data sources. Alex Salkever, The Christian Science Monitor, "Crowdsourcing COVID-19: How data-driven groups speed pandemic response," 5 Feb. 2021 There is a wide range of opinion regarding which tech companies are considered trustworthy. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "Majority of Republicans now favor regulating social media and breaking up Big Tech," 4 Feb. 2021 That is, the more diverse a campus is, the more likely students perceive Asians, Latinos, Blacks and whites as similarly trustworthy and similarly intelligent, rather than as stereotypically different. Xuechunzi Bai, The Conversation, "Ethnic diversity on campus helps break down stereotypes," 31 Aug. 2020 Focus on making friends and gathering trustworthy allies in March, but steer clear of new financial or business plans. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Jan. 4, 2021: Cancer, keep the ball rolling; Pisces, your steadiness is an asset," 4 Jan. 2021 And the company won't be the first to attempt to popularize a method for making media trustworthy. Rachel Metz, CNN, "Can Photoshop help fight faked images?," 20 Oct. 2020 These vaccines have moved through three phases of study and been reviewed by two nonpolitical panels of trustworthy leaders. Jill Foster, Star Tribune, "Some answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions," 13 Jan. 2021

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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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1 Mar 2021

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“Trustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustworthy. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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

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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