untrustworthy


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untrustworthy

(ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ)
adj
not worthy of being trusted: untrustworthy witnesses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untrustworthy - not worthy of trust or beliefuntrustworthy - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
undependable, unreliable - not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

untrustworthy

adjective unreliable, treacherous, deceitful, false, tricky, slippery, untrue, dishonest, fickle, devious, unfaithful, capricious, two-faced, disloyal, faithless, fair-weather, fly-by-night (informal), undependable, not to be depended on, untrusty His opponents still say he's a fundamentally untrustworthy figure.
reliable, loyal, faithful, true, honest, reputable, dependable, trustworthy, trusty, steadfast

untrustworthy

adjective
Not to be depended on:
Translations
nedůvěryhodný

untrustworthy

[ˈʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ] ADJ [person] → de poca confianza, no muy de fiar; [leadership, results, information, evidence] → poco fiable; [book etc] → de dudosa autoridad; [machine, car] → inseguro, no muy de fiar

untrustworthy

[ˌʌnˈtrʌstwɜːrði] adj [person] → peu digne de confiance

untrustworthy

adj (= not reliable) source, book, personunzuverlässig; (= not worthy of confidence) personnicht vertrauenswürdig

untrustworthy

[ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪ] adj (person) → di cui non ci si può fidare; (source) → inattendibile, non degno/a di fede
References in classic literature ?
I must say, with all her faults, I never found her disobedient or untrustworthy before and I'm real sorry to find her so now."
UNTRUSTWORTHY ONES: thus do I call you, ye real ones!
On the basis of these necessarily untrustworthy reports Napoleon gave his orders, which had either been executed before he gave them or could not be and were not executed.
He thought he had the demonstration of facts observed through years by his own eyes, which gave no warning of their imperfection, that Maggie's nature was utterly untrustworthy, and too strongly marked with evil tendencies to be safely treated with leniency.
And I once poisoned nearly a hundred at one banquet; an untrustworthy tribe; but the hanging was the worse sight and the worse death.
He obtained it without much difficulty, for a large amount of painful experience had not sufficed to make Caleb Garth cautious about his own affairs, or distrustful of his fellow-men when they had not proved themselves untrustworthy; and he had the highest opinion of Fred, was "sure the lad would turn out well--an open affectionate fellow, with a good bottom to his character--you might trust him for anything." Such was Caleb's psychological argument.
He had wished to know, finally, in the name of his mother, if Tess could really come to manage the old lady's fowl-farm or not; the lad who had hitherto superintended the birds having proved untrustworthy. "Mr d'Urberville says you must be a good girl if you are at all as you appear; he knows you must be worth your weight in gold.
I mean to say that objects of sense are of two kinds; some of them do not invite thought because the sense is an adequate judge of them; while in the case of other objects sense is so untrustworthy that further enquiry is imperatively demanded.
He met with more adventures than can be told, and narrowly escaped being caught by the Basking Shark, and the Spotted Shark, and the Hammerhead, and he met all the untrustworthy ruffians that loaf up and down the seas, and the heavy polite fish, and the scarlet spotted scallops that are moored in one place for hundreds of years, and grow very proud of it; but he never met Sea Cow, and he never found an island that he could fancy.
"As an authority I am very untrustworthy. I'm prejudiced in their favor; I'm an IDEALIST!" Newman listened to him with his impartial smile, and was glad, for his own sake, that he had fine feelings; but he mentally repudiated the idea of a Frenchman having discovered any merit in the amiable sex which he himself did not suspect.
He struck me as altogether untrustworthy and perhaps not quite sane.
At the time, however, I did not know what an untrustworthy humbug Schomberg was.