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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Recent Examples on the Web Social media carried unconfirmed reports of a protester shot dead in Monywa. NBC News, "Myanmar police crank up pressure on protests after envoy calls for international action," 27 Feb. 2021 In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 83 million Americans had been infected, which includes unconfirmed cases. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "‘There’s light at the end of the tunnel’ for life to return to something like normal," 13 Feb. 2021 The machete-wielding man who killed a former Meraux refinery worker outside of a Lower 9th Ward gasoline station on Sunday may have attacked and wounded two people at a hospital in Shreveport on Monday, according to an unconfirmed media report. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "TV report highlights similarities between Lower 9th Ward machete killing, Shreveport hospital attack," 1 Feb. 2021 As such, black hole discoveries such as the recent one from LIGO are still unconfirmed, as is the unicorn. quantamagazine.org, "‘Unicorn’ Discovery Points to a New Population of Black Holes," 27 Jan. 2021 Although the baby's name is currently unconfirmed, TMZ is reporting that Hedlund and Roberts named their son Rhodes. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emma Roberts Gives Birth to Her First Baby with Garrett Hedlund," 29 Dec. 2020 East Granby, East Hartford, Hartland, New Britain, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks are still unconfirmed. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "Connecticut residents may have until April 1 to pay their Jan. 1 taxes without penalty, but it’s up to the towns," 26 Dec. 2020 The story is still unconfirmed, and the accusations did not stick, as most mainstream outlets decided not to speculate without real facts. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "Americans vote for change as Joe Biden is elected 46th President," 7 Nov. 2020 According to the Senate Rules Committee, eight gubernatorial appointees with confirmation deadlines in 2020 remained unconfirmed at the end of legislative session and had their deadlines extended to 2021 by executive order. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Newsom keeps politically connected picks in medical watchdog role past deadline," 13 Jan. 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 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unconfirmed

: not supported by evidence : not confirmed

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