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un·re·li·a·ble

 (ŭn′rĭ-lī′ə-bəl)
adj.
Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.

un′re·li′a·bil′i·ty, un′re·li′a·ble·ness n.
un′re·li′a·bly adv.

unreliable

(ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbəl)
adj
not reliable; untrustworthy: an unreliable witness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unreliable - liable to be erroneous or misleadingunreliable - liable to be erroneous or misleading; "an undependable generalization"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"
2.unreliable - not worthy of reliance or trustunreliable - 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"
3.unreliable - dangerously unstable and unpredictableunreliable - dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
4.unreliable - lacking a sense of responsibilityunreliable - lacking a sense of responsibility  
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"

unreliable

adjective
1. inaccurate, unconvincing, implausible, mistaken, false, uncertain, fake, deceptive, erroneous, unsound, fallible, specious, delusive The figures were unreliable because the sample sizes were too small.
inaccurate accurate, infallible
2. undependable, irresponsible, untrustworthy, unstable, treacherous, disreputable, not conscientious She had proved to be an unreliable witness and had lied to police.
undependable reliable, dependable, trustworthy, responsible, stable, conscientious

unreliable

adjective
1. So weak or defective as to be liable to fail:
2. Not to be depended on:
Translations
nespolehlivý
upålidelig
epäluotettava
nepouzdan
あてにならない
신뢰할 수 없는
nezanesljiv
opålitlig
ไว้ใจไม่ได้
không đáng tin cậy

unreliable

[ˈʌnrɪˈlaɪəbl] ADJ [person] → informal, poco de fiar; [machine, service] → poco fiable, que no es de fiar; [information, statistics] → poco fiable; [weather, climate] → variable, inestable
they thought British workers were unreliableopinaban que a los trabajadores británicos les faltaba formalidad, opinaban que los trabajadores británicos eran muy informales or no eran muy de fiar
the phones here are unreliablelos teléfonos aquí son poco fiables or no son de fiar
my memory is so unreliable these daysmi memoria no es muy de fiar últimamente

unreliable

[ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbəl] adj
[person] → sur qui on ne peut pas compter, peu fiable
He's completely unreliable → On ne peut pas du tout compter sur lui.
[car, machine] → peu fiable; [method, judgement] → peu fiable
It's a nice car, but a bit unreliable → C'est une belle voiture, mais elle n'est pas très fiable.
[evidence] → insuffisant(e)
to acquit due to unreliable evidence → acquitter faute de preuves concluantes

unreliable

adjunzuverlässig; to prove (to be) unreliablesich als unzuverlässig erweisen

unreliable

[ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbl] adj (person) → su cui non si può contare or fare affidamento; (source) → inattendibile; (firm) → poco serio/a; (car, machine) → che non dà affidamento

unreliable

لا يـُمْكِنُ الاِعْتِمَادُ عَلَيْه nespolehlivý upålidelig unzuverlässig αναξιόπιστος informal epäluotettava imprévisible nepouzdan inaffidabile あてにならない 신뢰할 수 없는 onbetrouwbaar upålitelig zawodny não confiável, não fiável ненадежный opålitlig ไว้ใจไม่ได้ güvenilmez không đáng tin cậy 不可靠的
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For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
All the friends of the family suddenly became unreliable people, for the first time in their lives.
The first sensation of rapid transit doubtless came with the sailing vessel; but it was the play-toy of the winds, and unreliable.
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Beyond them stood the unreliable Signora, bowing good-evening to her guests, and supported by 'Enery, her little boy, and Victorier, her daughter.
Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
Well, she might have been twelve then: it was so long ago and the Vicar was always so unreliable.
He appealed to the Judges to say whether such loose and unreliable evidence as this was evidence which could be received by the Court.
Indeed, with all his dignity of a man of the world, Prince Saradine radiated to such sensitive observers as the priest, a certain atmosphere of the restless and even the unreliable.