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RELIABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reliable mean? 

RELIABLE (adjective)
  The adjective RELIABLE has 3 senses:

1. worthy of reliance or trust
2. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
3. worthy of being depended on

  Familiarity information: RELIABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELIABLE (adjective)


Sense 1reliable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worthy of reliance or trust

Synonyms:

dependable; reliable

Context examples:

a reliable source of information / a dependable worker

Similar:

certain; sure (reliable in operation or effect)

tested; time-tested; tried; tried and true (tested and proved to be reliable)

undeviating (used of values and principles; not subject to change; steady)

Also:

trustworthy; trusty (worthy of trust or belief)

Antonym:

unreliable (not worthy of reliance or trust)


Sense 2reliable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

Synonyms:

authentic; reliable

Context examples:

an authentic account by an eyewitness / reliable information

Similar:

trustworthy; trusty (worthy of trust or belief)


Sense 3reliable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worthy of being depended on

Synonyms:

dependable; honest; reliable; true

Context examples:

a dependable worker / an honest working stiff / a reliable source of information / he was true to his word / I would be true for there are those who trust me

Similar:

trustworthy; trusty (worthy of trust or belief)


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