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Synonyms for reliable
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəlre·li·able

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Wiktionary4.6 / 9 votes

  1. reliableadjective

    Synonyms:
    secure

    Antonyms:
    unreliable

  2. reliableadjective

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

    the old reliables

    Synonyms:
    secure

    Antonyms:
    unreliable

  3. reliableadjective

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. reliable, dependableadjective

    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

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

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

    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, reliableadjective

    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

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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. faith conviction reliance

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reliableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reliableadjective

    Synonyms:
    trustworthy, trusty, dependable

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How to use reliable in a sentence?

  1. Louis Vachon:

    We want to invest in Africa, but we needed a reliable partner.

  2. Dick Pound:

    I'm not sure they( WADA) realized they had the muscle until we got our teeth into some reliable evidence and followed up on it and came out with a report with recommendations, maybe that's the new WADA. Maybe we could have gotten there sooner if we had known how to deal with the kind of information that was coming from whistle blowers.

  3. Zhou Hao:

    Many traditionally reliable indicators such as power output and rail freight have shown a serious deviation from GDP growth, nobody knows what's the real economic growth.

  4. Serge Mackowiak:

    The experts are carrying out their work promptly in order to provide complete and reliable information as soon as possible to the victims' families.

  5. David Ng:

    The biggest most reliable source of funding is property sales; it is more important to boost sales than obtaining more construction loans.


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