capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.
Origin of dependable
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
First recorded in 1725–35; depend
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Related Words for dependablyconscientiously
Examples from the Web for dependably
Historical Examples of dependably
Dependably Verbeena was to be suspected of having something other than sawdust under those clubbed curls of hers!
Tree vigorous, dependably productive, hardy, late in coming into bearing.
Not Sarah mixing the baking in the crock, but Sarah dependably mixing the baking in the crock.
British Dictionary definitions for dependably
Derived Formsdependability or dependableness, noundependably, adverb
able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
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Word Origin and History for dependably
1735; se depend + -able. Related: Dependability; dependably.
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