from The Century Dictionary.
- Not trustworthy, in any sense: as, an untrustworthy servant; an untrustworthy boat.
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Not deservingof trust; unreliable.
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- adjective not worthy of trust or belief
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Rejoined the wolf, I have no faith in thy word, for sages have said, ‘Whoso practiseth trust in the place of hate, erreth;’ and, ‘Whoso trusteth in the untrustworthy is a dupe; he who re-trieth him who hath been tried shall reap repentance and his days shall go waste; and he who cannot distinguish between case and case, giving each its due, and assigneth all the weight to one side, his luck shall be little and his miseries shall be many.’
Calling someone untrustworthy is more negative than saying someone is inexperienced.
Again, I don't like ad hominem attacks, but coming from Bob Bittman, the word untrustworthy takes on a new meaning.
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But recently, he publicly crossed swords with Soi Lek, whom he described as untrustworthy and treacherous compared to former MCA president Ong Tee Keat.
ORANGE residents will head to the polls today to protest against a council they describe as untrustworthy, unreliable and out of touch with the needs of the average person in the street, according to local polling data obtained by the Central Western Daily.
Therefore Meyer, Van Horn, and Co. had the satisfaction of reading that William S. Gowdy was altogether too impulsive, erratic and unreliable -- happily Hill did not employ the word "untrustworthy" -- for holding a quasi-public position of some importance.
Under the Skylights Henry Blake Fuller 1893
I don’t trust them not to abuse this sort of technology, indeed they have shown themselves time and time again untrustworthy to have it, especially where that technology can be used so easily to deny individual rights and freedoms.
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He called her untrustworthy and a liar in pretty blatant terms right from the start, and that is not an attack?
Married husbands and wives will typically call untrustworthy loved ones adultery or infidelity.
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He didn't have to do anything because he'd been calling her untrustworthy for weeks.
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