undependable


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un·de·pend·a·ble

 (ŭn′dĭ-pĕn′də-bəl)
adj.
Not easily relied or depended on: an undependable worker; an undependable lamp socket.

un′de·pend′a·bil′i·ty n.

undependable

(ˌʌndɪˈpɛndəbəl)
adj
not able to be depended or relied upon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undependable - not worthy of reliance or trustundependable - not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
dependable, reliable - worthy of reliance or trust; "a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"
2.undependable - liable to be erroneous or misleadingundependable - liable to be erroneous or misleading; "an undependable generalization"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"

undependable

adjective
1. Not to be depended on:
2. So weak or defective as to be liable to fail:
Translations

undependable

[ˈʌndɪˈpendəbl] ADJpoco formal, poco confiable

undependable

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