Dependable vs. Reliable

By Jaxson

  • Dependable (adjective)

    Able, or easily able to be depended on.

    “He was a very dependable person.”

  • Dependable (noun)

    A reliable person or thing.

  • Reliable (adjective)

    Suitable or relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy

  • Reliable (adjective)

    Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn’t

  • Reliable (noun)

    Something or someone reliable or dependable

    “the old reliables”


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