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un·re·li·a·ble

unreliable

 
pronunciation:
uhn rih laI bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not able to be relied on.
Her old car is very unreliable in cold weather.The worker was fired for being unreliable.
antonyms:
authoritative, faithful, reliable, steady
similar words:
irresponsible, shaky
derivation: unreliably (adv.)
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The word unreliable contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2