Dictionary Definition

trustworthiness n : the trait of deserving trust and confidence [syn: trustiness] [ant: untrustworthiness, untrustworthiness]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The personal state or quality of being trustworthy or reliable. Commonly regarded as a virtue.


Extensive Definition

Trustworthiness is a moral value considered to be a virtue. A trustworthy person is someone in whom we can place our trust and rest assured that the trust will not be betrayed. A person can prove his trustworthiness by fulfilling an assigned responsibility - and as an extension of that, to not let down our expectations. The responsibility can be either material, such as delivering a mail package on time, or it can be a non-material such as keeping an important secret to himself. A trustworthy person is someone that we can put our worries and secrets into and know they wont come out In order for one to trust another, their worth and integrity must be constantly proven over time.

See also

trustworthiness in Swedish: Pålitlighet
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