dependable

[dih-pen-duh-buhl]
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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

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Historical Examples of dependability

  • You've been recommended as a man of high purpose and dependability.

    The Black Tide

    Arthur G. Stangland

  • There was dependability in every warm freckle of Albert Eddie's face.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace

    George Madden Martin

  • Your most salable quality may be dependability, rather than quick thinking.

    Certain Success

    Norval A. Hawkins

  • This important innovation places the standard of the published material very high, and it insures accuracy and dependability.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • Dependability, honesty, economy, faithfulness and his capacity for finishing what he starts are the strongest points of this type.

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    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict


British Dictionary definitions for dependability

dependable

adjective
  1. able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
Derived Formsdependability or dependableness, noundependably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dependability

dependable

adj.

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

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