Definition of reliable in English:

reliable

Line breaks: re|li¦able
Pronunciation: /rɪˈlʌɪəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted: a reliable source of information
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
dependable, good, well founded, well grounded, authentic, definitive, attested, valid, genuine, from the horse's mouth, sound, true; Britishcopper-bottomedtrustworthy, dependable, good, true, faithful, devoted, steady, steadfast, staunch, unswerving, unwavering, constant, loyal, trusty, dedicated, committed, unfailing, infallible, certain, sure; truthful, honestdependable, safe, fail-safe, tried and tested, well built, well engineered, goodreputable, dependable, trustworthy, honest, responsible, established, proven, stable, sound, solid, secure, safe, safe as houses

noun

(usually reliables) Back to top  
A reliable person or thing: the supporting cast includes old reliables like Mitchell
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

reliability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • However, Wakeford questions the fairness and reliability of the judgments to be made by the team of assessors.
  • Its reliability depends, as I will explain later, on how reliable we are at knowing when to think twice.
  • There was no issue here as to the truthfulness or reliability of the police witnesses.

reliableness

noun
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  • 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.

reliably

adverb
More example sentences
  • The skulls were used to discover a method of focusing an ultrasound beam accurately and reliably through the skull.
  • It was simple, really, but as with everything Dennis did, quietly, reliably perfect.
  • Human rights cannot be reliably protected unless a locally sustained political authority is in place.

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