Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being untrustworthy.
- n. The state or quality of being untrustworthy.
- n. the trait of not deserving trust or confidence
- From untrustworthy + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“One of the reasons the MSM gets scored for both bias and untrustworthiness is that it thoughtlessly repeats, over and over, erroneous information simply because reporters just “know” it’s true, so why check it?”
“Pakistani leaders have portrayed every such American attempt as a betrayal of Pakistan and stated that Americans do not realize the "untrustworthiness" of the Indians.”
“But the problems with the cease-fire, and the violations of it, are in no sense reflections of some kind of inherent perfidy either of Arabs generally or Palestinians more specifically or Hamas in particular any more than Israeli incursions indicate a fundamental untrustworthiness of Jews or Israelis or the Kadima Party.”
“Perhaps his high notes were supposed to suggest untrustworthiness, but tenor John Duykers sounded dry and strained throughout, and he was unable to produce any creditable tone at all in the upper half of the role's range.”
“The assumption, experts say, is that a bad credit report might help flag poor work habits and decision-making, and even general untrustworthiness.”
“The great truism of football dressing rooms is that players disengage from a manager the minute they suspect him of indecision or political inconsistency or even untrustworthiness.”
“And while I find that argument compelling, the inherent untrustworthiness of right wingers and the neoliberal economists who keep telling us that the market will solve everything does make that project – and every other republican idea – suspect.”
“Conspiracy theorists' beliefs about the untrustworthiness of official sources, the authors said, are strong enough to override logical problems.”
“Theoretically, male beauty evokes perceptions of leadership, while female beauty stirs untrustworthiness when their work performance is singled out from a group.”
“The editorial lays out a number of familiar concerns -- the lack of counterinsurgency success in Marjah, the untrustworthiness of Karzai as a partner, the inadequately prepared Afghan army -- while also touching on the issue of Obama's deadline.”
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