untrustworthy


untrustworthy
untrustworthy 1846, from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + TRUSTWORTHY (Cf. trustworthy).

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  • untrustworthy — I adjective capricious, changeable, conniving, deceitful, deceptive, dishonest, dishonorable, disloyal, double dealing, faithless, fallible, false, fickle, fly by night, fraudulent, frivolous, illusive, inconstant, insecure, insidious,… …   Law dictionary

  • untrustworthy — [adj] not dependable, unfaithful capricious, conniving, crooked, deceitful, devious, dishonest, disloyal, dubious, fair weather*, faithless, false, fickle, fink*, fly by night*, guileful, irresponsible, questionable, shady, sharp, shifty*,… …   New thesaurus

  • untrustworthy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be trusted. DERIVATIVES untrustworthiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • untrustworthy — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • untrustworthy — [[t]ʌ̱ntrʌ̱stwɜː(r)ði[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is untrustworthy, you think they are unreliable and cannot be trusted. I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy... His opponents still say he s a fundamentally untrustworthy… …   English dictionary

  • untrustworthy — un|trust|wor|thy [ʌnˈtrʌstˌwə:ði US ˌwə:r ] adj someone who is untrustworthy cannot be trusted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • untrustworthy — un|trust|wor|thy [ ʌn trʌst,wɜrði ] adjective not capable of being trusted or depended on: I ve never known her to be untrustworthy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • untrustworthy — adjective the group s untrustworthy treasurer Syn: dishonest, deceitful, double dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two faced, duplicitous, mendacious, dishonorable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, slippery; unreliable, undependable, fly by… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • untrustworthy — UK [ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ʌnˈtrʌstˌwɜrðɪ] adjective not capable of being trusted or depended on I ve never known her to be untrustworthy …   English dictionary

  • untrustworthy — /ʌnˈtrʌstwɜði/ (say un trustwerdhee) adjective 1. not to be believed; dishonest. 2. not to be relied on to handle responsibility; unreliable. 3. not to be relied on to perform in a controlled way: *In Nan s mind, lightning and electricity were… …   Australian English dictionary


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