Definition of untrustworthy in English:



  • Not able to be relied on as honest or truthful.

    ‘Thomas considered her to be devious and untrustworthy’
    ‘these untrustworthy impressions were instinctive’
    • ‘The first couple of times we meet her she seems to be a scheming, untrustworthy person willing to try any ploy to attract the attention of Maximus.’
    • ‘The irony is that his deal with Lateline was the sort of untrustworthy action that he spends time in his diaries attacking the media for.’
    • ‘Being an untrustworthy, lazy drama queen is no way to inspire confidence.’
    • ‘Many voters consider him untrustworthy and spin-obsessed.’
    • ‘So for some men it was clear that their offending was really about seeking intimacy with kids as opposed to adults, who they saw as untrustworthy.’
    • ‘Even if you believe that they support the same goals, it is clear that they are untrustworthy and incompetent.’
    • ‘What a pity it is also the most corrupt, incompetent and untrustworthy.’
    • ‘Today's world is violent, untrustworthy, immoral, unpredictable.’
    • ‘As the truth came out, the Government made itself look incompetent, deceitful and untrustworthy.’
    • ‘The Spanish and Italians are hot-blooded, impetuous and untrustworthy.’
    • ‘He commissions his three sons, two of them untrustworthy and feckless, the third brave and honest, to go and find the bird and return it to him.’
    • ‘Politicians are seen as untrustworthy and hypocritical.’
    • ‘If you are working in the murky world of double agents, they are totally untrustworthy to both sides.’
    • ‘More and more people are now saying the Liberal Democrats are the only real opposition to this tired, and untrustworthy, Labour Government.’
    • ‘His only regret was that he was perceived as untrustworthy.’
    • ‘They have proved themselves untrustworthy, at least in so far as we can take it on faith that they know what they are doing.’
    • ‘The popular version implies that the Americans are untrustworthy and the British honest.’
    • ‘He was intelligent and able, but deemed untrustworthy by most of his social and political equals.’
    • ‘If it is true that the Feds are demanding this, it means that they are treating Newfoundland like an untrustworthy, idiot stepchild.’
    • ‘If the last twenty-five years had taught him anything it was that outward appearances were wholly untrustworthy.’
    dishonest, deceitful, not to be trusted, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, janus-faced, unfaithful, duplicitous, dishonourable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, shady, shifty, underhand
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