un·trust·wor·thy | \ ˌən-ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of untrustworthy 

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

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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 Sanford has described Trump as untrustworthy and culturally intolerant. Thomas Beaumont And Bill Barrow, chicagotribune.com, "Trump a factor as 5 states hold primary elections," 12 June 2018 Critics have charged for years that the metrics are untrustworthy and prone to manipulation. New York Times, "No Luck Finding the Right Nursing Home? Maybe Yelp Can Help," 11 May 2018 From the time this investigation began, statements provided by the Sacramento Police Department have proven to be self-serving, untrustworthy and unreliable. Jonathan Sperling /, NBC News, "Pathologist says Stephon Clark was shot by police 7 times from behind," 30 Mar. 2018 All sorts of unsavory, untrustworthy dudes appear in her songs, most of which she co-writes. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Carrie Underwood opens the new Hard Rock on comeback weekend in Atlantic City," 30 June 2018 But that does not mean FIFA, the sport’s often untrustworthy governing body, is on the wrong path. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Video Review Will Make the World Cup Better, but Not Quieter," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of untrustworthy

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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