HyperDic: unreliable

English > 4 senses of the word unreliable:
ADJECTIVEallunreliable, undependableliable to be erroneous or misleading
allunreliable, undependablenot worthy of reliance or trust
allunreliable, treacherousdangerously unstable / unstable and unpredictable
allunreliablelacking a sense of responsibility
unreliable > pronunciation
Soundsah.nrihlay'ahbahl; ah.nriylay'ahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unreliable: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningliable to be erroneous or misleading.
Synonymundependable
Broaderfalliblelikely to fail or make errors
Nounsunreliablenessthe trait of not being dependable / dependable or reliable / reliable
English > unreliable: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot worthy of reliance or trust.
Example"in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"
Synonymundependable
Narrowererratic, temperamentallikely to perform unpredictably
uncertainnot consistent or dependable
unsoundOf e.g. advice
See alsountrustworthy, untrustynot worthy of trust / trust or belief
Oppositereliable, dependableworthy of reliance or trust
Spanishinformal, poco fiable
Nounsunreliability, unreliablenessthe trait of not being dependable / dependable or reliable / reliable
Adverbsunreliablyin an unfaithful undependable unreliable manner
English > unreliable: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdangerously unstable / unstable and unpredictable.
Example "an unreliable trestle"
Synonymtreacherous
Broaderdangerous, unsafeInvolving or causing danger or risk
Spanishtraicionero
Nounsunreliablenessthe trait of not being dependable / dependable or reliable / reliable
English > unreliable: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaninglacking a sense of responsibility.
Broaderirresponsibleshowing lack of care for consequences
Nounsunreliability, unreliablenessthe trait of not being dependable / dependable or reliable / reliable

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