un·​at·​trib·​ut·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈtri-ˌbyü-təd How to pronounce unattributed (audio) , -byə- \

Definition of unattributed

: not ascribed or credited to a source : not attributed an unattributed quote unattributed paintings

Examples of unattributed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Texas GOP's tweet addressing the criticism included a link to a July 2020 Instagram post on West's account that uses the unattributed quote. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, "Texas GOP denies its slogan links to QAnon after online criticism resurges," 25 Jan. 2021 Some legislative employees shared copies of an unattributed flyer calling for armed rallies on Jan. 17. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "After FBI warning, heightened security at Alaska’s state capitol," 12 Jan. 2021 Dozens of her paintings are lost, or are languishing in private homes or galleries, unloved and unattributed; her self-portrait as Saint Catherine only came to light in 2017. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Isn’t She Good—For a Woman?," 10 Jan. 2021 But around the area, there were deaths unattributed to COVID-19 that seem suspicious in hindsight. USA Today, "How the South and Southwest became the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic," 10 Dec. 2020 Subsequent research by Shadwick yielded an unattributed watercolor, Lake View, in an 1891 issue of the Art Interchange. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Some of Edward Hopper’s Earliest Paintings Are Copies of Other Artists’ Work," 1 Oct. 2020 Beard frequently printed unattributed recipes purloined from associates and plagiarized from other cookbooks. Rien Fertel, WSJ, "‘The Man Who Ate Too Much’ Review: American Appetite," 1 Oct. 2020 More are coming, according to other unattributed comments: Lots of undeclared bankruptcies are still in the pipeline in the shale plays. Rachel Adams-heard, Bloomberg.com, "Even Now, U.S. Oil Drillers Remain Focused on Output Over Debt," 23 Sep. 2020 The pair discovered the previously unattributed image while conducting research for a forthcoming book at the National Library of Australia. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Newly Discovered Portrait May Be Oldest Known Image of Māori Person," 1 July 2020

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Unattributed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattributed. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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