trustworthy

[truhst-wur-thee]

adjective

deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.

Nearby words

  1. trusting,
  2. trustingly,
  3. trustless,
  4. trustlessly,
  5. trustor,
  6. trusty,
  7. truth,
  8. truth claim,
  9. truth drug,
  10. truth is stranger than fiction

Origin of trustworthy

First recorded in 1800–10; trust + worthy

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British Dictionary definitions for trustworthiness

trustworthy

adjective

worthy of being trusted; honest, reliable, or dependable
Derived Formstrustworthily, adverbtrustworthiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for trustworthiness

trustworthy

adj.

1791, from trust (n.) + worthy. Related: Trustworthiness.

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