trustworthy

[truhst-wur-thee]

adjective

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

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

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untrustworthy

adjective

not worthy of being trusteduntrustworthy witnesses

trustworthy

adjective

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

1846, from un- (1) "not" + trustworthy.

trustworthy

adj.

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

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