What is another word for unreliable?

876 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ˌʌnɹɪlˈa͡ɪəbə͡l], [ ˌʌnɹɪlˈa‍ɪəbə‍l], [ ˌʌ_n_ɹ_ɪ_l_ˈaɪ_ə_b_əl]

Unreliable is a term that describes something or someone that cannot be trusted, lacks consistency or is inherently unpredictable. Some synonyms for unreliable include fickle, inconsistent, undependable, erratic, untrustworthy, volatile, capricious, inconsistent, inconstant, unpredictable, and shaky. These words are often used interchangeably and describe a person or thing that may fail or let you down. By using these synonyms, you can better describe situations where trust is critical, such as in relationships or business. For example, saying that a company's delivery service is unreliable means that they cannot be trusted to deliver packages on time. Conversely, using synonyms like dependable or reliable would mean that you trust the company to deliver your package.

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What are the opposite words for unreliable?

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to another word. The antonyms for "unreliable" are "dependable," "trustworthy," "consistent," "reliable," and "faithful." These words refer to individuals, organizations or things that can be counted on, are truthful, and have proven themselves trustworthy. "Dependable" implies reliability, "trustworthy" connotes faith in actions or decisions, "consistent" suggests stability, "reliable" denotes dependability, and "faithful" implies adherence to an obligation or vow. Antonyms help to provide clarity and nuance in understanding a word's meaning, allowing for more precise communication and conveying the intended message in the right context.

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Usage examples for Unreliable

All such observations therefore are unreliable because of imperfect contact, for which there can be no correction.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
This region here was open water during February and the early part of March and is now covered with young ice which is thoroughly unreliable as a means of return.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The other drawback is that he drinks and is thoroughly unreliable.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

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