un·​con·​firmed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce unconfirmed (audio) \

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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Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the reports of a ban were unconfirmed and that Australia’s ambassador in Beijing was urgently seeking to clarify their accuracy. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Australian Dollar Drops on Report of a Chinese Port’s Coal Ban," 21 Feb. 2019 An attorney representing Arrona-Lara from the service center told KCBS-TV that the Mexican charges against him were unconfirmed. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "ICE says detained immigrant faces homicide charges in Mexico; wife disputes claim," 19 Aug. 2018 There are suggestions that the OSS also used them, but these are also unconfirmed. Ian Mccollum, Popular Mechanics, "Forgotten Weapons: The Sedgley Glove Gun Really Packed a Punch," 28 Dec. 2015 It should be reiterated that the Telegraph report is an unconfirmed rumor of a change for which no rollout timeline exists, so all these questions remain purely speculative. Aja Romano, Vox, "Twitter’s rumored killing of the “like” button highlights its misplaced priorities," 29 Oct. 2018 The off-road truck is another shot across the bow of Ford and its Ranger Raptor, which is on sale in Asia and Europe remains unconfirmed for the U.S. market. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Is a Beefy Factory-Built Off-Road Adventure Truck," 6 Sep. 2018 This unconfirmed rumor started after sources told websites that the Bronx native refrained from drinking alcohol at the Super Bowl (her nickname, Cardi B, is literally derived from her love of Barcardi rum). Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "If Cardi B Is Pregnant, What Does It Mean For Coachella?," 15 Mar. 2018 Reports that the new vehicle was coming to Fairfax surfaced last month but remained unconfirmed by the automaker until Monday. Mark Davis, kansascity, "GM confirms new vehicle for Fairfax assembly plant, retaining 500 jobs," 19 Feb. 2018 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

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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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