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

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me.

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.