trustworthy

[ truhst-wur-thee ]
/ ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði /

adjective

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

Origin of trustworthy

First recorded in 1800–10; trust + worthy
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trustworthy

/ (ˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

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

trustworthy


adj.

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

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