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 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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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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5 Feb 2020

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“Trustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustworthy?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=trustw01. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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trustworthy

adjective
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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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