un·​trust·​wor·​thy ˌən-ˈtrəst-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce untrustworthy (audio)
: not dependable or worthy of confidence : not trustworthy
an untrustworthy person
an untrustworthy source

Examples of untrustworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as with Amazon reviews in general, the AI summaries might be incomplete or untrustworthy. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2024 The poker community is a small world, and if a site is untrustworthy, the word soon spreads. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 One of the biggest challenges will be persuading Israeli leaders to support a role for the PA in Gaza, since many, including Netanyahu, portray the PA as untrustworthy or even supportive of terrorism. Daniel Byman, Foreign Affairs, 4 Jan. 2024 Russia has long been skilled at manipulating divisions in Western societies and at exploiting those fissures for its benefit and has used the trucking issue to paint Ukrainians as ungrateful and untrustworthy, experts say. Marc Santora, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2023 The Smiths signify the killer’s depraved idiosyncrasy — his untrustworthy individuality evokes the elite sadists in Fincher’s Fight Club. Armond White, National Review, 17 Nov. 2023 This reliance on the Palestinian data is a partial shift by the Biden administration, which earlier in the war described the numbers from Gaza as untrustworthy. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 The spokesperson also said Amazon regularly reviews products where Fakespot rated a product’s reviews as untrustworthy and found that their findings were wrong more than 90% of the time. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2023 These contradictions would matter to an outsider, but Pelosi in the House moves past inconsistencies with loving, untrustworthy dedication to its subject. Armond White, National Review, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untrustworthy was circa 1846

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“Untrustworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrustworthy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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