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reliable

adjective
 
 
/rɪˈlaɪəbl/
B1 able to be trusted or believed: a reliable car reliable information Andy's very reliable - if he says he'll do something, he'll do it. →  Opposite unreliable Loyal, faithful and dependable
reliability
 
 
/rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
how reliable someone or something is: I'm not sure about the reliability of those statistics.Loyal, faithful and dependable
reliably adverb I am reliably informed that the concert has been cancelled.
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