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 So how trustworthy and reliable of a narrator is she in light of that? Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Dancing With the Devil director says Demi Lovato had a 'physical reaction' watching her docuseries," 24 Mar. 2021 Elliot might not seem entirely trustworthy, but being sent to take care of Cole and save Lale’s sister Dilsa (Gem Carmella) and her daughters feels like an opportunity to prove himself. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, "Gangs of London Recap: Rival Interests," 25 Apr. 2021 Use the criteria mentioned above and judge for yourself whether the broker is trustworthy. Florian Monkam, Forbes, "How To Select Your Real Estate Credit Broker," 19 Apr. 2021 These reactions come partly out of concern that to disagree would suggest the other person — the doctor or the job interviewer — is not trustworthy. New York Times, "Start Retraining for Social Interactions," 27 Mar. 2021 Well, anybody named Kleinsasser is not completely trustworthy. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Big Sky producer breaks down spring premiere's new mysteries: 'We can't trust anybody'," 14 Apr. 2021 Although Chinese data are not totally trustworthy, even with substantial misreporting the country is in good shape. Bill Conerly, Forbes, "World Economy Will Grow Rapidly In 2021," 18 Mar. 2021 Eventually a dog will be trustworthy enough to sit in your living room. New York Times, "Can You Have a Puppy and Nice Furniture?," 13 Mar. 2021 Around 80% of the respondents also said the government was generally trustworthy, compared with around 50% expressing that level of confidence in 2009. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Seeking silver linings: Points of Progress in a pandemic," 11 Mar. 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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12 May 2021

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“Trustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustworthy. Accessed 12 May. 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

Other Words from trustworthy

trustworthiness noun

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