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dependable

[dih-pen-duh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.

Origin of dependable

First recorded in 1725–35; depend + -able
Related formsde·pend·a·bil·i·ty, de·pend·a·ble·ness, nounde·pend·a·bly, adverbin·ter·de·pend·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·de·pend·a·ble, adjectivenon·de·pend·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·de·pend·a·ble, adjectivenon·de·pend·a·ble·ness, nounnon·de·pend·a·bly, adverbpre·de·pend·a·ble, adjectiveun·de·pend·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·de·pend·a·ble, adjectiveun·de·pend·a·ble·ness, nounun·de·pend·a·bly, adverb

Synonyms

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trustworthy, trusty, trusted, steadfast, faithful, responsible.
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British Dictionary definitions for interdependability

dependable

adjective
  1. able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
Derived Formsdependability or dependableness, noundependably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for interdependability

dependable

adj.

1735; se depend + -able. Related: Dependability; dependably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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