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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The message: Estes Kavanaugh knows her husband of 14 years better than anyone else, and therefore her version of him is the most trustworthy. Anna North, Vox, "In 1991, Virginia Thomas defended her husband. Now Brett Kavanaugh’s wife is doing the same.," 25 Sep. 2018 In short, the most trustworthy users can boast every obvious structural advantage that Twitter, either as a company or a community, can bestow on its best users. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News," 8 Mar. 2018 While strangers on the internet often know their stuff, the most trustworthy, life-changing hair tips typically come from a few usual suspects: your friends, family, and hairstylist. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "19 Glamour Editors on the Advice That Completely Changed Their Hair," 31 Aug. 2018 Many sellers aren’t trustworthy and prices can range wildly, but the marketplace is growing, fed by abundant supply. Robert Mcmillan, WSJ, "Thieves Can Now Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks," 9 Dec. 2018 Despite her wealth and penchant for expensive things, Astrid remains humble and kind, and is Rachel’s most trustworthy ally. Jasmine Arielle Ting, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Entire Cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" and the Characters They Play: Constance Wu, Awkwafina, Henry Golding, and More," 1 Aug. 2018 The producers pretty shrewdly employ flashbacks to spoon out details about how everyone got there, including Posey's Smith, who is a lot less trustworthy than the robot. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Lost in Space' gets retrofitted for splashy launch on Netflix," 11 Apr. 2018 This often excludes potentially valuable clients: immigrants anxious to build a good reputation in their new homeland; students with bright career prospects; hardworking, trustworthy individuals needing cash to tide them over a difficult patch. The Economist, "The bottom rungFinancial inclusion in the rich world," 3 May 2018 The idea that this makes Trump trustworthy, however, is absurd. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The biggest lie Trump tells is that he’s kept his promises," 18 Oct. 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

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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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