trustworthy

[ truhst-wur-thee ]
/ ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði /
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adjective

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

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British Dictionary definitions for trustworthy

trustworthy
/ (ˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

worthy of being trusted; honest, reliable, or dependable

Derived forms of trustworthy

trustworthily, adverbtrustworthiness, noun
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