dependable

[dih-pen-duh-buhl]

adjective

capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.

Nearby words

  1. departure,
  2. depasture,
  3. depauperate,
  4. depeche,
  5. depend,
  6. dependance,
  7. dependancy,
  8. dependant,
  9. dependantly,
  10. dependants

Origin of dependable

First recorded in 1725–35; depend + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for dependable

dependable

adjective

able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
Derived Formsdependability or dependableness, noundependably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for dependable

dependable

adj.

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

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