|part of speech:
||capable of being relied on or trusted; dependable.
The appearance of these flowers is always a reliable sign of spring.The quality of his work was not remarkable, but he was valued because he was reliable.You're lucky to find a reliable mechanic.
- dependable, steadfast, steady, sure, trustworthy, trusty
- doubtful, dubious, forgetful, unreliable
- similar words:
- authentic, authoritative, conscientious, credible, creditable, faithful, good, infallible, loyal, responsible, scrupulous, secure, solid, sound, staunch, true, unerring
||constant, decent, dutiful, good, honest, punctual, reputable, respectable, safe, savory, solid, stable, straightforward, truthful
||reliably (adv.), reliability (n.)