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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [truhst-wur-th ee]
    • /ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði/
    • /ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜː.ði/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [truhst-wur-th ee]
    • /ˈtrʌstˌwɜr ði/

Definitions of untrustworthy word

  • adjective untrustworthy deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy. 1
  • adjective untrustworthy person: not deserving trust 1
  • adjective untrustworthy speech, text: not reliable 1
  • adjective untrustworthy If you say that someone is untrustworthy, you think they are unreliable and cannot be trusted. 0
  • adjective untrustworthy not worthy of being trusted 0
  • adjective untrustworthy Not deserving of trust; unreliable. 0

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Origin of untrustworthy

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10; trust + worthy

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Parts of speech for Untrustworthy


untrustworthy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for untrustworthy

adj untrustworthy

  • adulterine — of or made by adulteration; fake
  • behindhand — If someone is behindhand, they have been delayed or have made less progress in their work than they or other people think they should.
  • betwixt and between — in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
  • changeful — often changing; inconstant; variable
  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.

adjective untrustworthy

  • anecdotal — Anecdotal evidence is based on individual accounts, rather than on reliable research or statistics, and so may not be valid.
  • astucious — Subtle; cunning; astute.
  • deceiving — Present participle of deceive.
  • dishonourable — showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful: Cheating is dishonorable.
  • doubtful — of uncertain outcome or result.

Antonyms for untrustworthy

adj untrustworthy

  • a-1 — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • a1 — in good health; physically fit
  • above board — An arrangement or deal that is above board is legal and is being carried out honestly and openly.
  • accountable — If you are accountable to someone for something that you do, you are responsible for it and must be prepared to justify your actions to that person.
  • all there — having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence

adjective untrustworthy

  • cincher — Something that cinches as in holds and fastens, such as a belt or corset.
  • circumstantiated — Simple past tense and past participle of circumstantiate.
  • confidential — Information that is confidential is meant to be kept secret or private.
  • even — Flat and smooth.
  • fogyish — Characteristic of a fogy.

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