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Synonyms for RELIABLE
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reliable, dependable(adj)

    worthy of reliance or trust

    "a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"

    Synonyms:
    rock-steady, dependable, true(p), safe, good, steady-going, honest, authentic, secure, reliable

    Antonyms:
    unsound, untrustworthy, untrusty, temperamental, unreliable, uncertain, undependable, erratic

  2. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    worthy of being depended on

    "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

    Antonyms:
    unreliable, erratic, undependable, untrustworthy, uncertain, temperamental, untrusty, unsound

  3. authentic, reliable(adj)

    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

    "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"

    Synonyms:
    dependable, true(p), veritable, unquestionable, honest, bona fide, authentic, reliable

    Antonyms:
    untrustworthy, temperamental, untrusty, uncertain, erratic, undependable, unreliable, unsound

Wiktionary

  1. reliable(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    secure

    Antonyms:
    unreliable

  2. reliable(adjective)

    Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy

    the old reliables

    Synonyms:
    secure

    Antonyms:
    unreliable

  3. reliable(adjective)

    Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't

    Synonyms:
    secure

    Antonyms:
    unreliable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reliable

    The word reliable has been sharply challenged, but seems to have established its place in the language. The objection to its use on the ground that the suffix -able can not properly be added to an intransitive verb is answered by the citation of such words as "available," "conversable," "laughable," and the like, while, in the matter of usage, reliable has the authority of Coleridge, Martineau, Mill, Irving, Newman, Gladstone, and others of the foremost of recent English writers. The objection to the application of reliable to persons is not sustained by the use of the verb "rely," which is applied to persons in the authorized version of the Scriptures, in the writings of Shakespeare and Bacon, and in the usage of good speakers and writers. Trusty and trustworthy refer to inherent qualities of a high order, trustworthy being especially applied to persons, and denoting moral integrity and truthfulness; we speak of a trusty sword, a trusty servant; we say the man is thoroughly trustworthy. Reliable is inferior in meaning, denoting merely the possession of such qualities as are needed for safe reliance; as, a reliable pledge; reliable information. A man is said to be reliable with reference not only to moral qualities, but to judgment, knowledge, skill, habit, or perhaps pecuniary ability; a thoroughly trustworthy person might not be reliable as a witness on account of unconscious sympathy, or as a security by reason of insufficient means. A reliable messenger is one who may be depended on to do his errand correctly and promptly; a trusty or trustworthy messenger is one who may be admitted to knowledge of the views and purposes of those who employ him, and who will be faithful beyond the mere letter of his commission. We can speak of a railroad-train as reliable when it can be depended on to arrive on time; but to speak of a reliable friend would be cold, and to speak of a warrior girding on his reliable sword would be ludicrous.

    Synonyms:
    trustworthy, trusty

Editors Contribution

  1. faith conviction reliance

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reliable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Modern.] trustworthy, trusty, to be relied on, to be depended on, worthy of credit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reliable(a)

    Synonyms:
    trustworthy, trusty, dependable

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How to use RELIABLE in a sentence?

  1. Tim Samuelson:

    Samuelson said. Back in the 1800s when Chicago had under112,000 people, the pipeline helped keep residents safe against crime at nightby giving the city reliable light. Drawing from these pipes you could have a fixture in your house that would give reliable, brilliant light.

  2. Simon Cockerell:

    The journey will be taken on a 1970s vintage diesel locomotive, it's a very reliable train. There is a dining car and there are beds in the passenger car, too.

  3. Johannes Teyssen:

    I think a timely intervention usually is the cheaper one, more reliable, more consistent for investors than ... waiting until it's almost dead and then interfering at the last minute.

  4. Wendy Weiser:

    There would be now a uniform way in which states would be uniformly registering everybody for whom they have reliable information as a citizen, that entire area will no longer be a tool to suppress votes.

  5. M.K. Ataturk:

    Science is the most reliable guide in life.

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