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1(person) informal(information) poco fidedigno(weather) variable(weather) inestableshe's so unreliable — es muy informal
- her memory is growing unreliable — le falla la memoria cada vez más
- my car/watch is unreliable — de mi coche/reloj no te puedes fiar
- What a pity that Ms Evans' information comes from such an unreliable source.
- However, sundials are a surprisingly unreliable means of telling the time.
- These creatures have the reputation of being smelly, vicious, spiteful and unreliable.
- It says the numbers would be too unreliable because relatives would not contact them if their loved ones had been found.
- Then, it was accepted that a new car would be unreliable and poorly made.
- For we will not be able to continue if we are unaffordable, or unreliable in broad terms.
- The Railtrack work has to continue, and that makes for unreliable timetables.
- But worst of all the judge's ruling makes a martyr out of a thoroughly unreliable journalist.
- The experience of abuse often makes people difficult, all too easy to smear as unreliable witnesses.
- Dozens of patients had their operations postponed because of the unreliable operating tables.
- Such knowledge as management did possess was vague or unreliable and seldom committed to writing.
- Research has shown, however, that recall is unreliable and rife with inaccuracies and biases.
- By contrast the state markets were unreliable with regard to delivery times, quality, and choice.
- The traders had complained the system was unreliable and said they had no proof that it had discouraged crime.
- It is difficult to blame people for spending holidays abroad, when the weather here is so unreliable.
- But word of mouth is often unreliable and by the time they reached town, all supplies had run out.
- My body feels older somehow, like a battered and slightly unreliable car.
- The July meeting which should have been held in a garden was again inside due to the unreliable summer weather.
- A few curse the memory of them as clunky, unstable, slow, unreliable and inherently unsafe.
- The evidence for them was far too unreliable to have any credibility.
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