Definition of 'dependable'
Video: pronunciation of 'dependable'
Example sentences containing 'dependable'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They were solid, dependable and not afraid of a bit of hard graft. The Sun (2016)Not top-drawer but solid and dependable. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They may not be the most dynamic duo in royal history, but they are solid and dependable and have taken the heat off Harry. The Sun (2016)As dependable and solid as he was strong. The Sun (2011)Feeling that your company is trustworthy and dependable is an important part of motivation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They seem like something dependable in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This willingness to be the reliable and dependable friend fulfils a need in you to be needed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Management generally had something dependable on hand to serve up in a difficult hour. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)His affection was utterly dependable and authentic, and he was not afraid of her. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)On the contrary, it was made from dependable metals and solid plastic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's solid and dependable but not dynamic. The Sun (2010)He is a solid, dependable man who has earned the right to a peaceful retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A strong and dependable defender who finished the season on a high. Times, Sunday Times (2006)ABOUT as solid and dependable a guy as you could hope to have on your team. The Sun (2010)He seemed solid and dependable. The Sun (2014)The big problem with these sources for meeting our deep needs is that they are not reliable or dependable, and sometimes are downright harmful. Beat Stress (1992) Reliable and dependable, and it's always good to have an accountant in the family. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. Christianity Today (2000)Not difficult, admittedly, but he remains a solid and dependable presence at the back. The Sun (2016)King, solid and dependable, took it on and established the median race speed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's solid and dependable, as is its steak and ale pie. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Geography used to deal with things that have been dependable and solid for thousands of millions of years, the mapping of the certainties of earthly existence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'dependable'
Used Occasionally. dependable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'dependable'
British English: dependable ADJECTIVE
You say that someone is dependable when you feel that they will always be helpful and sensible.
He was a good friend, a dependable companion.
Definition of dependable from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.