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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Politicians are seen as untrustworthy and hypocritical.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have proved themselves untrustworthy, at least in so far as we can take it on faith that they know what they are doing.’
    • ‘Many voters consider him untrustworthy and spin-obsessed.’
    • ‘His only regret was that he was perceived as untrustworthy.’
    • ‘As the truth came out, the Government made itself look incompetent, deceitful and untrustworthy.’
    • ‘If you are working in the murky world of double agents, they are totally untrustworthy to both sides.’
    • ‘If the last twenty-five years had taught him anything it was that outward appearances were wholly untrustworthy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Being an untrustworthy, lazy drama queen is no way to inspire confidence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The popular version implies that the Americans are untrustworthy and the British honest.’
    • ‘The Spanish and Italians are hot-blooded, impetuous and untrustworthy.’
    • ‘More and more people are now saying the Liberal Democrats are the only real opposition to this tired, and untrustworthy, Labour Government.’
    • ‘Today's world is violent, untrustworthy, immoral, unpredictable.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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