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Reliable vs. Unreliable — What's the Difference?

Reliable vs. Unreliable — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Reliable and Unreliable

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Reliable

Capable of being relied on; dependable
A reliable assistant.
A reliable car.
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Unreliable

Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
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Reliable

Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.
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Unreliable

Not reliable.
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Reliable

Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence, reliance or trust; dependable, trustworthy
Mar 17, 2022
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Unreliable

Not reliable; untrustworthy. See Reliable.
Alcibiades . . . was too unsteady, and (according to Mr. Coleridge's coinage) "unreliable;" or perhaps, in more correct English, too "unrelyuponable."
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Reliable

Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
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Unreliable

Liable to be erroneous or misleading;
An undependable generalization
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Reliable

Something or someone reliable or dependable
The old reliables
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Unreliable

Not to be trusted
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Reliable

Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object.
According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable, being peopled in those agitated times by "unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs."
Mar 17, 2022

Unreliable

Not worthy of reliance or trust;
In the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable
An undependable assistant
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Reliable

Worthy of reliance or trust;
A reliable source of information
A dependable worker
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Unreliable

Dangerously unstable and unpredictable;
Treacherous winding roads
An unreliable trestle
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Reliable

Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief;
An authentic account by an eyewitness
Reliable information
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Unreliable

Lacking a sense of responsibility
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Reliable

Worthy of being depended on;
A dependable worker
An honest working stiff
A reliable source of information
He was true to his word
I would be true for there are those who trust me
Mar 17, 2022

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