un·​con·​firmed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈfərmd \

Definition of unconfirmed

: of uncertain existence, truth, or accuracy : not confirmed an unconfirmed rumor an unconfirmed case of pneumonia unconfirmed reports of gunfire

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According to Flight Radar, which cited an unconfirmed report from Russian state media outlet RT, the man demanded the Aeroflot plane be diverted to Afghanistan. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Drunken Siberian Man Hijacks Commercial Plane Bound for Moscow," 22 Jan. 2019 Not only were no gravitational waves detected, but inflation was still unconfirmed. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Inflation theories must dig deeper to avoid collision with data," 6 Dec. 2018 The clues were compiled by Pop Buzz, with the publication putting together a string of sources that allude to an unconfirmed romance. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Fans Believe Archie and Josie Could Become a Couple," 19 Dec. 2018 During season 15’s Top 10 elimination night, Reagan wasn’t able to perform due to an unconfirmed illness. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'The Voice' Pairs Reagan Strange With Kennedy Holmes a Week After DeAndre Nico Controversy," 10 Dec. 2018 The document also noted that Mr. Whitaker isn’t the first unconfirmed official to act as the head of an agency under Mr. Trump. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Matthew Whitaker Can Legally Serve as Acting Attorney General, Justice Department Says," 14 Nov. 2018 Makeup on Instagram have gotten their hands on an (unconfirmed) preview of Ulta's sale. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale for Fall Is Happening Soon, So Mark Your Calendars," 20 Aug. 2018 There were previous rumors that Zendaya was being considered for the role of Ariel, but that remains unconfirmed. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Lizzo Dressed Up as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” For Halloween," 1 Nov. 2018 Given that Wilson's current whereabouts remain unconfirmed, his arrest may not necessarily come soon. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Cody Wilson reportedly trying to rent an apartment in Taiwan, per local media," 20 Sep. 2018

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1565, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unconfirmed

: not supported by evidence : not confirmed

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