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trustworthy

[truhst-wur-th ee]
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adjective
  1. deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
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Origin of trustworthy

First recorded in 1800–10; trust + worthy
Related formstrust·wor·thi·ly, adverbtrust·wor·thi·ness, nounun·trust·wor·thi·ly, adverbun·trust·wor·thi·ly·ness, nounun·trust·wor·thy, adjective

Synonyms

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true, accurate, honest, faithful. See reliable.
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  • We'll row, and send it back to you here by some one who is trustworthy.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • No mechanic has a set of customers so trustworthy as God and the elements.

  • Yet, from the home standpoint she had been trustworthy, more trustworthy than most.

  • But she had been Jan's nurse, and was faithful and trustworthy beyond words.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • I take it that trustworthy and honest in tangible things are much the same.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker


British Dictionary definitions for trustworthy

trustworthy

adjective
  1. worthy of being trusted; honest, reliable, or dependable
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Derived Formstrustworthily, adverbtrustworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trustworthy

adj.

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

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