Trustworthy describes something you can believe in — it's completely reliable. Your favorite newspaper can be trustworthy — they always print the truth — and people can be trustworthy too. You only tell your secrets to a trustworthy friend.
Breaking apart the word trustworthy gives you a clue to its meaning. It combines the common word trust, which describes something you can rely on, and the word worthy, which describes something that deserves respect. So something — or someone — that's trustworthy deserves your trust. In an election, you'll likely vote for the most trustworthy candidate because you believe she'll keep her promises. If you're trustworthy, that means you're reliable: you do what you say you're going to do.
adj worthy of trust or belief
worthy of reliance or trust
steadfast in affection or allegiance
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
having an acceptable credit rating
dependable, honest, reliable, true
worthy of being depended on
based on trust
(of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
not worthy of trust or belief
not worthy of reliance or trust
not true to duty or obligation or promises
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
(of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous
not to be trusted
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