Definition of reliable in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈlīəb(ə)l/


Consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted: a reliable source of information
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  • In fact, when you look closely, the Net is not a very reliable source of information at all.
  • It takes long enough to track down a reliable set of information sources for domestic companies anyway.
  • The attempt will be to project Kerala as reliable supplier of quality flowers to Europe.
dependable, good, well founded, authentic, valid, genuine, sound, true
truthful, honest
dependable, safe, fail-safe
reputable, dependable, trustworthy, honest, responsible, established, proven


A person or thing with trustworthy qualities: the supporting cast includes old reliables like Mitchell
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  • They'll instantly transform your old reliables into new stunners.
  • There's very little on the menu that will have you rushing home to experiment, but there are plenty of old reliables and comfort food.
  • There are no new programmes - it's the old reliables, the same cannon fodder across the board.



Pronunciation: /rəˈlīəb(ə)lnəs/
Example sentences
  • Of course, these proxies for reliableness - links, market evaluation, geographic proximity - wouldn't be perfect.
  • Examples are given to show how failure to consider accuracy and reliableness may lead to erroneous conclusions.
  • Please note that we have not made any tests to prove the reliableness of the suppliers.

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Syllabification: re·li·a·ble

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