Definition of untrustworthy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtrʌs(t)wəːði/


Not able to be relied on as honest or truthful: Thomas considered her to be devious and untrustworthy these untrustworthy impressions were instinctive
More example sentences
  • The popular version implies that the Americans are untrustworthy and the British honest.
  • He was intelligent and able, but deemed untrustworthy by most of his social and political equals.
  • As the truth came out, the Government made itself look incompetent, deceitful and untrustworthy.
dishonest, deceitful, not to be trusted, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, Janus-faced, unfaithful, duplicitous, dishonourable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, shady, shifty, underhand;
unreliable, undependable, capricious, fickle, slippery
informal iffy
British informal dodgy
Australian/New Zealand informal shonky



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtrʌstwəːðɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • A number of the battles fought during this conflict came to occupy an important place in Protestant culture and memory, while helping to reinforce notions of Catholic untrustworthiness and treachery.
  • Others will be unsettled by a book that is written as if it were non-fiction yet clearly contains a fictional element, giving everything an air of untrustworthiness.
  • It's hardly a foolproof sign of their untrustworthiness that they are thinking about how to minimize distrust.
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