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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undependable, unreliable(adj)

    liable to be erroneous or misleading

    "an undependable generalization"

    treacherous, undependable

    responsible, tried, dependable, reliable, sure, certain, tested, tried and true, safe, undeviating, infallible, time-tested

  2. unreliable, undependable(adj)

    not worthy of reliance or trust

    "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"

    treacherous, undependable

    tried, responsible, tried and true, safe, time-tested, sure, certain, undeviating, reliable, dependable, infallible, tested

  3. treacherous, unreliable(adj)

    dangerously unstable and unpredictable

    "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

    perfidious, punic, treacherous, undependable

    time-tested, tried and true, certain, safe, infallible, reliable, undeviating, sure, tested, responsible, dependable, tried

  4. unreliable(adj)

    lacking a sense of responsibility

    treacherous, undependable

    infallible, time-tested, certain, dependable, sure, safe, tried and true, tested, reliable, responsible, tried, undeviating

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unreliable(a.)

    [Modern.] untrustworthy, not to be depended upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unreliable(a)

    untrustworthy, undependable, uncertain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unreliable":

    untrusted, untrustworthy, dodgy, reliable, unsafe, reliability

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  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The pursuit of success is marked by numerous characteristics; including, perseverance, commitment, education, and wisdom, to name a few. The road to failure can also be described with countless personality traits, including, unreliable, indolence, ignorance, and ineptitude. However, during my thirty years as an administrator I have witnessed the most significant rationale for failure that cannot be described in a single word. It is a characteristic some people possess, often referred to by psychologists as the, need-to-be-liked-syndrome. Unfortunately, for some, their existence is predicated upon pleasing others, and seeking approval and recognition. They have become an inmate or prisoner to the thoughts and opinions of others. In other words, they lack self-value, and therefore must receive it from others. When you do not value yourself, then it will be difficult to obtain joy and contentment in one’s life. Remember; you have worth and value.

  2. Councilman Mark Levine:

    We are receiving about 100,000 doses every week in a city where 2.5 million people are eligible, and even that low number has been unstable and unreliable, we are so far behind the pace we need to be vaccinating at.

  3. Chris Fabricant:

    Defense lawyers had sought to have the bite-mark evidence barred from the trial on the grounds that it is scientifically unreliable. The judge’s ruling was “contrary to the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community,” said Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation for the Innocence Project. “It’s a victory for the Flat Earth Society.”

  4. Pamela Romanowsky:

    The way we tell our story makes us who we are, memory is very unreliable, malleable and changes a lot.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is on life's right track is called often a mentally crack by many and those who lack own trustworthy nature are often supported back-to-back by most but only all unreliable, self-centered people.

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