Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not easily relied or depended on.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not dependable.

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  • adjective The opposite of dependable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective liable to be erroneous or misleading
  • adjective not worthy of reliance or trust

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Toronto Sun

  • 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.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • That's drawing criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which says it opposes "arbitrary prices increases" for what it calls undependable service.

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories

  • * Quoting prices in spot time frames for fruits and vegetables is inherently undependable.

    fuel, food, utilities, taxes,et cetera.

  • * Quoting prices in spot time frames for fruits and vegetables is inherently undependable.

    fuel, food, utilities, taxes,et cetera.

  • * Quoting prices in spot time frames for fruits and vegetables is inherently undependable.

    fuel, food, utilities, taxes,et cetera.

  • 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.

    The Saturday interview: Anne-Marie Duff

  • 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.

    Kim Cranston: Which of Our Leaders Are Psychopaths? A Voter and Shareholder Guide

  • * Quoting prices in spot time frames for fruits and vegetables is inherently undependable.

    fuel, food, utilities, taxes,et cetera.

  • 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!

    I swore I'd never buy a Taurus...

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  • Their home has no water system and electric power is undependable.

    April 9, 2013