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And much of the information is unreliable or just plain wrong. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)They warned that the month is notoriously unreliable. The Sun (2010)It shows what an unreliable person he is. The Sun (2007)The careful historian soon learns that juicy stories often have to be jettisoned when sources prove unreliable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It had come from her and was completely unreliable! Times, Sunday Times (2009)The continuing reception of unreliable expert evidence simply defeats that purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cars may have looked good but they were notoriously unreliable and not very durable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was always great fun but completely unreliable. The Sun (2014)If the evidence is unreliable then legal aid should be refused. The Sun (2014)Slowly, we find that we are dealing with not one but three unreliable narrators. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On top of this, a quarter of employers admit that their assessment methods are unreliable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Humble yet sly, he is quick to identify himself as an unreliable narrator. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was not acted upon as the information was deemed unreliable, a source said. The Sun (2016)It's a phantom study that is completely unreliable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Telling these stories is not easy, because much surviving evidence is frustratingly unreliable. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Thereafter, he appeared to be trying too hard to wring something extra out of a poor and often unreliable car. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are transformed into a conviction of being quite generally unreliable, untrustworthy, and insatiable. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)Surely it is widely known that lie detectors are completely unreliable quack science, and simply don't work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If the programme were an English literature text, the first question you would ask would be about the unreliable narrator. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lack of investment in infrastructure in some parts of the world, combined with unreliable alternative power sources, means the firm should be in high demand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: unreliable /ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person, machine, or method as unreliable, you mean that you cannot trust them to do or provide what you want.
The car was slow and unreliable.
- American English: unreliable
- Arabic: لا يـُمْكِنُ الاِعْتِمَادُ عَلَيْه
- Brazilian Portuguese: não confiável
- Chinese: 不可靠的
- Croatian: nepouzdan
- Czech: nespolehlivý
- Danish: upålidelig
- Dutch: onbetrouwbaar
- European Spanish: informal imprevisible
- Finnish: epäluotettava
- French: imprévisible
- German: unzuverlässig
- Greek: αναξιόπιστος
- Italian: inaffidabile
- Japanese: あてにならない
- Korean: 신뢰할 수 없는
- Norwegian: upålitelig
- Polish: zawodny
- European Portuguese: não fiável
- Romanian: nesigur
- Russian: ненадежный
- Latin American Spanish: informal
- Swedish: opålitlig
- Thai: ไว้ใจไม่ได้
- Turkish: güvenilmez
- Ukrainian: ненадійний
- Vietnamese: không đáng tin cậy
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