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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (questionable)
a. poco fidedigno
We need better statisticians for our study, because our current figures are somewhat unreliable.Necesitamos mejores estadísticos para nuestro estudio porque las cifras actuales son poco fidedignas.
b. poco fiable
The witness was drunk and provided a very unreliable testimony.El testigo estaba borracho y proporcionó un testimonio muy poco fiable.
2. (inconstant)
a. poco fiable
What's the right time? It seems that the clocks in here are unreliable.¿Cuál es la hora exacta? Los relojes de aquí parecen poco fiables.
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I would offer to pick you up, but my car has been very unreliable lately.Me ofrecería a recogerte, pero últimamente no me puedo fiar de mi carro.
This printer is really unreliable. It's always jamming.Esta impresora no es mucho de fiar. Siempre se atasca.
3. (not dependable)
a. informal
You're too unreliable. You haven't arrived at a single meeting on time in the past year.Eres demasiado informal. No has llegado a tiempo a ninguna reunión en el último año.
b. poco de fiar
The witness was lying the entire time and turned out to be rather unreliable.El testigo mintió en todo momento, así que era poco de fiar.
4. (weather)
a. inestable
Because the weather has been so unreliable, I no longer depend on the forecasts.Como el tiempo ha sido tan inestable, ya no me fío de los pronósticos.
b. variable
Bring an umbrella with you. The weather's been rather unreliable lately.Tráete un paraguas, el tiempo ha sido muy variable últimamente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (method, machine)
a. poco fiable
2. (statistics)
a. poco fidedigno(a), poco fiable
3. (person)
a. informal
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unreliable [ˈʌnrɪˈlaɪəbl]
[+person] informal; poco de fiar; [+machine, service] poco fiable; que no es de fiar; [+information, statistics] poco fiable; [+weather, climate] variable; inestable
they thought British workers were unreliable opinaban que a los trabajadores británicos les faltaba formalidad; opinaban que los trabajadores británicos eran muy informales or no eran muy de fiar; the phones here are unreliable los teléfonos aquí son poco fiables or no son de fiar; my memory is so unreliable these days mi memoria no es muy de fiar últimamente
that French girl hasn't showed up. Talk about unreliable! She didn't phone in either this map is unreliable racing cars of the 1950s were notoriously unreliable the bus service round here is so unreliable this method of contraception is unreliable the Rolls-Royce Avon RA.7 engine was unreliable the London Underground is dirty and unreliable Sadly, information is sketchy and unreliable the quantities are based on statistics that are often unreliable the Scottish climate was too unreliable to guarantee a sensible filming schedule
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