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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

    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

    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. Ryan Hamilton:

    Creighton is a Jesuit institution formally affiliated with the Catholic Church, one of the countrys most consistent and reliable advocates for pro-life causes, nebraska is a pro-life state and Republicans are a pro-life party.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    I'm counting only on God. So, be counting only on him too. For, humans are naturally unreliable/fallible. But God is ever reliable/infallible.

  3. Blake Touchet:

    Analyzing and evaluating it to see if it has bias, or whether it's containing accurate information or whether it's reliable.

  4. Natalie Hitchins:

    With mobile phones now an essential part of everyday life, we should be able to count on our handsets living up to the manufacturers claims, there are clearly questions here around how long some mobile phone batteries will last and so its important to make sure you find an independent source of reliable information when buying your next phone.

  5. Michelle Rucker:

    If you're looking at the odometer on your vehicle, to get round trip from here to Mars and back, it's about 2,000 times as far as going to the Moon and back, we've got to sort of chase Mars around the sun. We need a reliable in-space transportation system.

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