unreliable

[ uhn-ri-lahy-uh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn rɪˈlaɪ ə bəl /

adjective

not reliable; not to be relied or depended on.

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Origin of unreliable

First recorded in 1830–40; un-1 + reliable

OTHER WORDS FROM unreliable

un·re·li·a·bil·i·ty, un·re·li·a·ble·ness, nounun·re·li·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unreliable

unreliable
/ (ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbəl) /

adjective

not reliable; untrustworthyan unreliable witness
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