unconfirmed

adjective

un·​con·​firmed ˌən-kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce unconfirmed (audio)
: of uncertain existence, truth, or accuracy : not confirmed
an unconfirmed rumor
an unconfirmed case of pneumonia
unconfirmed reports of gunfire

Examples of unconfirmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s unconfirmed how Kimi was providing the streams, but the process of watching bootlegs was definitely simplified for users—just download the smartphone app and press Play. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 13 Feb. 2024 Four officials said that Israeli intelligence officers were also assessing unconfirmed information that indicated that at least 20 other hostages may have also been killed. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Although unconfirmed, the Optiq is likely built on GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 There are plenty of unconfirmed incidents of Islamophobia being shared on social media. Hafiz Rashid, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2023 The second season is expected on an unconfirmed date in 2024. Marc Berman, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Earlier today, there were unconfirmed rumors that Embracer Group had completely shuttered the studio, but in an email to The Verge, New World’s parent company, Saber Interactive, clarified the studio would remain active. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 5 Dec. 2023 However, initial unconfirmed footage of the explosion isn't consistent with that of Hellfire munition. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 18 Oct. 2023 But the reports are still unconfirmed, and in some cases have been retracted. Kat Tenbarge, NBC News, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unconfirmed was in 1565

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“Unconfirmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfirmed. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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