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What is the opposite of reliable?

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(of a person) Opposite of able to be trusted due to having integrity or principles
“The witnesses were unreliable and were only looking to cash in on their fifteen minutes of fame.”
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(of ideas, opinion or advice) Opposite of able to be trusted due to being valid or well-founded
“Kieran has only had bad relationships, so why should I take any notice of his unsound opinions on love?”
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(of a product) Opposite of consistently good in quality or performance
“If you buy an imitation, you will likely be getting an undependable product.”
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(business) Opposite of suitable or fit to be relied on
“I cannot trust this company as they have consistently proven themselves to be rather inferior.”
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Opposite of having, or conforming to, high moral standards or principles
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“We ask you not to allow the despicable act of one person to stain the reputation of an entire community of good, hard-working people.”
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Opposite of strengthened or made secure against attack
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Opposite of persisting for an extended period of time
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Opposite of indisputable, beyond doubt
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Opposite of being faithful and devoted in one's support
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“Edward now regarded the struggle as the suppression of a rebellion of disloyal subjects.”
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Opposite of characterized by sound judgment
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Opposite of firm, strong, or substantial
“From years of decay, the columns holding the structure together appear to be fragile.”
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Opposite of bearing good value, worth or reliability
“I will tell you in good faith, Sir, that this is a worthless investment, and your money is better spent elsewhere.”
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Opposite of having a good reputation and well respected
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Opposite of mentally calm, having no emotion too strong or too weak
“It is in those of delicate health, neurotic disposition, and psychoneurotic tendencies, that reassurances are needed.”
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Opposite of conclusive or definitive
“She has given us an extremely vague description of the perpetrator, therefore, we cannot press charges.”
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Opposite of justifiable, well-maintained, or able to be defended
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Opposite of being a person of good repute and character
“An honest person will have friends who value honesty, and a dishonest one will have cheats as friends.”
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Opposite of reliable or accurate from being based on facts
“He admits that the legends told about his life may have been exaggerated or fabricated.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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(of a person) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“But that is as far as I can go in praising this decrepit and unbalanced person.”
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Opposite of real and exactly what it appears to be
“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
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Opposite of inspiring conviction and not able to be refuted
“I was not impressed with his evidence, which I found to be vague and unconvincing.”
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Opposite of sensible and balanced in personality and emotional behavior
“For a grown woman, she sure acts like an immature and petulant child.”
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Opposite of certain to happen
“Failure is avoidable if you take the necessary precautions.”
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Opposite of capable of withstanding great physical force
“The house was built on fragile foundations.”
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Opposite of accurate, authentic or authoritative in nature
“Uninformed investors need to rely on the noise and for this reason, they may react immediately to fallacious information or react to actual information with a delay.”
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Opposite of competent or talented
“The amateur painter produces unrefined works of art that lack depth and finesse.”
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Opposite of treated or regarded with a devotion and scrupulousness appropriate to worship
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Opposite of meeting standards for safe flight
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Opposite of able to be predicted
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Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
“He crossed the room and threw his arms around his twin in an uncharacteristic display of affection.”
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Opposite of steadfast and constant, especially of relationships
“Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.”
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Opposite of prompt or on time
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Opposite of loyal, reliable, and hard-working
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Opposite of genuine
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