from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unreliableness; untrustworthiness.

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  • noun The quality of being unreliable.

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  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable


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  • (Okay, Blood & Iron has an unreliable third-person narrator, but since part of the unreliability is the third-person (it's a lie!))

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  • In analyzing these figures we find that two-thirds of that unreliability is due to bad weather, in other words bad visibility, because there is very little in the quality of any aircraft except in ability to see.

    Progress in Civil Aviation 1926

  • I wonder if unreliability is attributable to Dell or if it’s just the nature of the beast … so to speak.

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  • The reviewer quoted a statement that the bristlecone record is not “reliable”, the lack of reliability being hypothesized to be due to CO2 fertilization, but the attribution of the unreliability is a different issue than the existence of the unreliability.

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  • There you have a thirteen per cent measure of unreliability, which is not good enough for carrying mails, and so on.

    Progress in Civil Aviation 1926

  • Two natural methods I did not include in the above list because of their unreliability are the 2010

  • Once the unreliability is a fact of life and fuels are priced out of the grasp of the average man the masses will accept the green solution.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion 2010

  • I hadn't been told of Garland's problematic past: her having been dropped by MGM for "unreliability" after two decades of phenomenal success,

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  • Are we seeing that kind of unreliability we should expect from VoIP networks?

    VoIP has serious problems 2005

  • Rodnick noted, however, the case shows the potential "unreliability" of eye-witness identifications.

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