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Synonyms for reliable
rɪˈlaɪ ə bəlre·li·able

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  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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. faith conviction reliance

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reliableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reliableadjective

    Synonyms:
    trustworthy, trusty, dependable

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How to use reliable in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Timo Birnschein:

    [ It ] is very comparable feature-wise to the first prototype, the second version is much more reliable and almost road-legal. It's not really, but it's almost there and we are trying to bring this car to the road -- but it's a big hassle to be honest because we have so many new technologies in the car that the technical advisory guys are skeptical.

  3. Chris Sununu:

    New Hampshire elections are safe, secure, and reliable, out of the hundreds of thousands of ballots cast this last year, we saw only very minor, isolated issues -- which is proof our system works. This bill will help us audit an isolated incident in Windham and keep the integrity of our system intact.

  4. Gopal Baglay:

    The trilateral agreement will be a game changer for regional connectivity especially for Afghanistan which can find an assured and reliable alternate access to India via sea.

  5. Mutlu Civiroglu:

    The Kurds have proved to be a very reliable partner on the ground where none other exists in Syria, in my view, if the West is looking for a partner, Kobani provides a successful example where Kurds and Arabs could work together to get rid of ISIS. ... It's a good model.


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