No Matter How You Say It: Trustworthiness

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Word Origin

Trustworthy is being worthy of trust.  The origin of the word trust is from Middle English < Old Norse traust trust (cognate with German Trost comfort); Can you see how you can be comfortable with something you trust?


Sign Language

Trust –
Mistrustful –

Can you see where trust is solid and dependable but mistrust is something you want to keep away from?

Trustworthy Idioms

  • Be a man/woman of your word
  • Be a person of honor
  • Be a pillar of the community
  • Be a role model
  • Be a safe pair of hands
  • Be above reproach
  • Be as good as your word
  • Be as solid as a rock
  • Be honest as the day is long
  • Be like a beacon of hope
  • Be like a cornerstone
  • Be like a fortress
  • Be like a guardian angel
  • Be like a guardian of truth
  • Be like a knight in shining armor
  • Be like a lighthouse
  • Be like a safe haven
  • Be like a shining star
  • Be open and transparent
  • Be someone who is always there for you
  • Be someone who puts others first
  • Be someone who stands up for what is right
  • Be someone who walks the walk
  • Be someone who will always do the right thing
  • Be someone who you can always trust
  • Be the salt of the earth
  • Be worthy of trust
  • Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me
  • Have a clean conscience
  • Have a good reputation
  • Have integrity
  • I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them
  • Take my word for it

                                    In Other Languages

                                    Spanish – confiable

                                    French – digne de confiance

                                    German – vertrauenswürdig

                                    Italian – affidabile

                                    Swedish – pålitlig

                                    Basque – fidagarria

                                    Portugese – confiável


                                    Trustworthiness in Kanji, the Japanese version of Chinese characters.

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                                    visit the Related Qualities page.