hederlig

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Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hederlig (comparative hederligare, superlative hederligast)

  1. honorable, honest, not corrupt
  2. which has been proved to be trustworthy and reliable
    När datorerna lade av, fick vi ta till gamla hederliga skrivmaskiner.
    When the computers went down, we had to resort to old-fashioned but reliable typewriters.

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Usage notes[edit]

reliable

Often used in the constructions gammal hederlig ("old-fashioned but reliable") or vanlig, hederlig ("ordinary, reliable") if one wants to stress that it has been used, and tried, for a long time or by a lot of people, respectively.