un·​trust·​wor·​thy | \ ˌən-ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce untrustworthy (audio) \

Definition of untrustworthy

: not dependable or worthy of confidence : not trustworthy an untrustworthy person an untrustworthy source

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But a society that abandons moral education and fails to pursue the Categorical Imperative will be a debased and untrustworthy one. Paula Marantz Cohen, WSJ, "Kant in Kindergarten Could Ease the Civility Crisis," 28 Dec. 2018 Second, Lake said, Republicans may be trying to appeal to late-deciding voters who care more about character than issues by painting their Democratic opponents as untrustworthy or hypocritical. Anna North, Vox, "How Republicans are using the language of #MeToo against Democrats," 24 Oct. 2018 Critics have charged for years that the metrics are untrustworthy and prone to manipulation. sandiegouniontribune.com, "No luck finding the right nursing home? Maybe Yelp can help," 15 May 2018 For instance, other general managers may regard Colangelo as untrustworthy. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Potential Legal Consequences of Bryan Colangelo's Twitter Controversy," 30 May 2018 Financial markets and speculators might see the euro as an untrustworthy currency, throwing into doubt the premise of stability and strength its founders envisioned. New York Times, "Why Italy’s Political Turmoil Is Causing Financial Angst Elsewhere," 29 May 2018 As early as his Eton and Oxford days, colleagues thought him vainglorious and untrustworthy. Stephen Benedict Dyson, Washington Post, "Tired of American news? ‘A Very English Scandal’ plunges you into 1970s British social repression and political ambition.," 3 July 2018 For one thing, the manager is beginning to earn a reputation for being mercurial and untrustworthy. SI.com, "Why Everton Will Be Marco Silva's Last Chance at Premier League Success After Ugly Watford Split," 17 May 2018 However, Rouhani criticized the U.S. in November when Trump pursued negotiations with North Korea, calling the American leader untrustworthy. Nasser Karimi, Fox News, "Iran, spurned by US, angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of untrustworthy

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untrustworthy was circa 1846

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English Language Learners Definition of untrustworthy

: not able to be trusted : not trustworthy

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