unattributable

adjective

un·​at·​trib·​ut·​a·​ble ˌən-ə-ˈtri-ˌbyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce unattributable (audio)
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: not able to be ascribed or credited to a source : not capable of being attributed
an unattributable rumor
unattributable liabilities
unattributably adverb

Examples of unattributable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without citations, the output is unattributable, and therefore inherently difficult to trust or verify. Heather Wishart-Smith, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Eventually, the agents found footprints that, according to their Indigenous guides, were unattributable to neighboring peoples. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2022 But during that half-year, a funny thing happened: The computer experienced 152 unattributable memory errors. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, 4 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unattributable was in 1812

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“Unattributable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattributable. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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