from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not easily relied or depended on: an undependable worker; an undependable lamp socket.
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- adj. The opposite of dependable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not dependable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. liable to be erroneous or misleading
- adj. not worthy of reliance or trust
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The increases have drawn criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which says it opposes "arbitrary prices increases" for what it calls undependable service.
That's drawing criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which says it opposes "arbitrary prices increases" for what it calls undependable service.
Duff was such a shy child that they sent her to acting classes when she was 11, to bring her out of herself and make her more confident; when it turned out that she desperately wanted to make this undependable pursuit her life, they gave her a gift for which she is still grateful: They were so encouraging – not pushing, but encouraging.
* Quoting prices in spot time frames for fruits and vegetables is inherently undependable.
My present quandry is whether to sell the thing and get something dependable, but then I'd just be passing on a piece of undependable junk to someone else, and I really don't want to do that!
Yet they are self-centered, dishonest and undependable, and at times they engage in irresponsible behavior for no apparent reason other than the sheer fun of it.
Karzai, I suggested, was maximizing his own interests in a tough neighborhood but was an undependable and unreliable ally.
In a National War College lecture, he argued that "our safety depends on our ability to establish a balance among the hostile or undependable forces of the world."
But through repeated failures and broken promises, they have learned that the government is an undependable patron and that solutions cannot emanate from above.
Shelby Blakely, executive director of the Tea Party Patriots 'online publication, New Patriot Journal, said Palin's endorsement has become "so undependable, it's marginalized itself."
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