Definition of dependable in English:

dependable

Line breaks: de¦pend|able
Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɛndəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Trustworthy and reliable: a dependable supply of cold beer the most valuable and dependable of America’s allies
More example sentences
  • Growth tends to be mundane with the main attraction being dependable cash flows and reliable dividend payments.
  • Pierre was the head of all the servants and he was a very reliable and dependable man.
  • In the past four years he has been the most successful, reliable and dependable player.
Synonyms
reliable, trustworthy, honourable, true, faithful, loyal, constant, unswerving, unwavering, unfailing, sure, steadfast, steady, stable, trusty; sensible, responsible, conscientious, competent
British informal copper-bottomed

Derivatives

dependability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • Trustworthiness and dependability are the foundations to one's ability to feel safe.
  • The course stresses loyalty and dependability as well as safety procedures and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • In many cases, a reputation for quality, reliability and dependability grows with length of service to a community.

dependably

adverb
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  • Her voice wasn't always conventionally beautiful, at least in later years, but it was consistently communicative, and dependably charming and womanly.
  • In times of plenty, this requirement might pose little problem, but life in the Arctic is not always dependably bountiful.
  • With a dependably toasty sleeping bag and two or three weeks, intermediate skiers (with previous mountaineering experience and a guide) have a good shot at the summit.

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