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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Marianne Willamson did nothing but remind me how untrustworthy the electorate is. Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "Opinion: Kamala Harris Decided Not To Play It Nice With Joe Biden," 28 June 2019 More than that: that the responsible, sober one was actually reckless, vindictive, manipulative, and untrustworthy even with those who knew him best. Longreads, "The Top 5 Longreads of the Week," 27 June 2019 In recent weeks the party’s supporters in Hong Kong have been infuriated by allegations that China’s legal system is untrustworthy. The Economist, "A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position," 20 June 2019 Maybe that’s what reads as untrustworthy in shorties, their lack of trust in not being stomped. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "The View From 5-Foot-3 (and a Half)," 15 June 2019 Bigtree, along with claiming that vaccines are harmful to children’s health, aimed to convince the audience that doctors are untrustworthy and unreliable. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, "An Orthodox rally in Brooklyn sees vaccines as a conspiracy," 6 June 2019 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

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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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