Sure and Unreliable


Sure adjective - Impossible to avoid or evade.
Usage example: the joke's a sure dud if you don't pause in the right places

Unreliable is an antonym for sure.

Nearby Word: surely


Unreliable adjective - Not worthy of reliance or trust.
Usage example: in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable

Sure is an antonym for unreliable in not true topic.

Nearby Words: unreliability, unreliably

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Pale Fire Unreliable Narrator: I'd give the example's name, but I'm pretty sure he lied about that too.
  • Unreliable Narrator: She sure does seem to have a bias towards the cuter Pokémon.
  • Fan Fic / Shinji and Warhammer 40k Unreliable Narrator: In the early chapters, when the perspective shifts to that of any of the antagonists, each one of them is absolutely sure that Shinji is just a puppet of his father.
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Unreliable or Sure. 2016. Accessed August 17, 2022.
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