Word family noun reliability reliance adjective reliableunreliable reliant verb rely adverb reliably
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunreliableun‧re‧li‧a‧ble /ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbəl◂/ ●●○ AWL adjective DEPEND/IT DEPENDSunable to be trusted or depended on The car’s becoming very unreliable. an unreliable witness
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unreliableLocal telephone service is unreliable.Telephone service in most of the country is unreliable.We could ask our neighbours to feed the cat, but they're a little unreliable.However, averages are notoriously unreliable.Nor is the fact that a document is biased a reason for dismissing the document as worthless or unreliable.Often the results are wrong, inadequate, untrustworthy, unreliable, and self-serving.Service delivery is unreliable, and top jobs in key departments have gone unfilled for months.She divorced me because of my unreliable behaviour and adultery, but wherever I go she is in my thoughts.She did not dare to stop or rest because immediately she was surrounded by offers of unreliable help.The concept of the unreliable narrator becomes a critique of the author himself.Increasing mobility and various social changes have made the traditional family an unreliable source of old-age support.