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Meaning of UNRELIABLE

Pronunciation:  `unri'lIubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"
  2. [adj]  liable to be erroneous or misleading; "an undependable generalization"
  3. [adj]  lacking a sense of responsibility
  4. [adj]  dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"
  5. [adj]  not to be trusted
 

UNRELIABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: dangerous, erratic, fallible, irresponsible, temperamental, treacherous, uncertain, undependable, unsafe, unsound
 
 Antonyms: dependable, reliable
 
 See Also: untrustworthy, untrusty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un`re*li"a*ble\, a.
Not reliable; untrustworthy. See {Reliable}. --
{Un`re*li"a*ble*ness}, n.

      Alcibiades . . . was too unsteady, and (according to
      Mr. Coleridge's coinage) ``unreliable;'' or perhaps, in
      more correct English, too ``unrelyuponable.'' --De
                                               Quincey.

 

 

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