What does unreliable mean?

Definitions for unreliable

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unreliable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undependable, unreliable(adj)

    liable to be erroneous or misleading

    "an undependable generalization"

  2. unreliable, undependable(adj)

    not worthy of reliance or trust

    "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"

  3. treacherous, unreliable(adj)

    dangerously unstable and unpredictable

    "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

  4. unreliable(adj)

    lacking a sense of responsibility


  1. unreliable(Adjective)

    Not reliable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unreliable(adj)

    not reliable; untrustworthy. See Reliable

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unreliable

    un-rē-lī′a-bl, adj. that cannot be relied upon, untrustworthy.—ns. Unreliabil′ity, Unrelī′ableness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unreliable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unreliable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Saunders:

    These garden tools are unreliable" Aka "These hoes ain't loyal

  2. Paul Theroux:

    Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing.

  3. Janusz Korczak:

    Whatever has been achieved through pressure and violence is unstable, unreliable and incorrect.

  4. Pamela Romanowsky:

    The way we tell our story makes us who we are, memory is very unreliable, malleable and changes a lot.

  5. Dennis Edney:

    One can not consider Guantanamo as a reliable place. Its people and its processes are unreliable. The trial was a kangaroo court.

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