undependable

adjective
un·​de·​pend·​able | \ ˌən-di-ˈpen-də-bəl How to pronounce undependable (audio) \

Definition of undependable

: unable to be trusted or relied on : not dependable : unreliable an undependable source of information an undependable water supply

Other Words from undependable

undependability \ ˌən-​di-​ˌpen-​də-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce undependable (audio) \ noun
undependably \ ˌən-​di-​ˈpen-​də-​blē How to pronounce undependable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of undependable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With at-home tests hard to come by hard to come by, Volk said throat swabbing is too much of a gamble and Americans shouldn’t waste tests by risking undependable results. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2022 Conspiracy theories, poor communication and undependable shipments slowed efforts after the first vials of vaccine arrived Dec. 14. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 22 Mar. 2021 Conspiracy theories, poor communication and undependable shipments slowed efforts after the first vials of precious vaccine arrived Dec. 14. Carla K. Johnson And Nicky Forster, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Conspiracy theories, poor communication and undependable shipments slowed efforts after the first vials of precious vaccine arrived Dec. 14. Carla K. Johnson And Nicky Forster, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Conspiracy theories, poor communication and undependable shipments slowed efforts after the first vials of precious vaccine arrived Dec. 14. Carla K. Johnson And Nicky Forster, Chron, 21 Mar. 2021 As Texans finish up a week of struggling with undependable power supplies, frigid temperatures and uncertainty about clean water as frozen pipes burst, Jones isn't the only one who sees truck ownership as essential during uncertain times. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 20 Feb. 2021 In the view of European officials, the United States has gone from being the indispensable ally to the undependable one. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2020 My Anchorage is self-sufficient, no longer reliant on the undependable state and federal government, leading Alaska now facing a leadership vacuum. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of undependable

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undependable was in 1860

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15 Jan 2022

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“Undependable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undependable. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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undependable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of undependable

: not able to be trusted or relied on : not dependable

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