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

Examples of unconfirmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Duxbury Beach was briefly closed to swimming due to an unconfirmed shark sighting that turned out to be a seal, town officials said. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 There had been earlier unconfirmed reports from opposition leaders, which Mr. Magufuli’s government denied, that he had been hospitalized in Nairobi for covid-19. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2021 For example, 'unconfirmed booking requests' is a useful phrase. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 26 June 2021 This unconfirmed iPhone 13 launch schedule would make plenty of sense for Apple in a regular yea. Chris Smith, BGR, 23 June 2021 Last week, a former Australian spy was convicted over his unconfirmed role as a whistleblower who revealed an espionage operation against the government of East Timor. Rod Mcguirk, Star Tribune, 20 June 2021 Many of the incident reports sent out are unconfirmed or later refuted. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 15 June 2021 Kyle Chandler has also signed onto the series in an unconfirmed role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 27 May 2021 An unconfirmed number of people approached a house party on Saturday, firing into the crowd and killing two people: Asia Hester, 25, and Kevin Elliot, 30. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of unconfirmed

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconfirmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfirmed. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unconfirmed

: not supported by evidence : not confirmed

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