unconfirmed

adjective
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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Though the order is a longstanding tradition in Scotland's history, its exact origin story is unconfirmed. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince William's Super Ornate Outfit in Scotland Is Full of Royal Symbolism," 6 July 2018 There were also scattered but unconfirmed reports late Sunday of Taliban fighters regrouping or opening fire on Afghan forces in Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar and Zabul provinces — long before the official cease-fire was to end at midnight. Washington Post, "Taliban leaders reject Afghan government’s proposed cease-fire extension," 18 June 2018 Earlier, unconfirmed reports said three people were injured in the attack. Suzan Fraser, chicagotribune.com, "Turkey: 4 killed in shooting at university," 5 Apr. 2018 According to a new report from People, however, the inconspicuous nature of their as-yet unconfirmed relationship is entirely intentional. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Is Reportedly Intentionally Keeping Her Relationship With Ben Simmons Private," 12 July 2018 There are thousands more unconfirmed discoveries, and researchers continue to find new ways to rummage through Kepler’s data trove. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "NASA put its famous planet-hunting telescope to sleep because it’s almost out of fuel," 6 July 2018 Privacy - Terms The independent news website Patch.com reported an unconfirmed case of rabbit fever in a human in Cook County, too, tied to exposure to an infected rabbit. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Don't touch bunnies. Illinois residents are warned about rabbit fever in their area," 29 June 2018 After her disappearance, police were notified of several unconfirmed sightings of her, the police spokesperson says. PEOPLE.com, "Was a Missing College Grad's Decomposed Body Found in the Same Neighborhood She Vanished From?," 28 June 2018 Through computer inquiry the driver was found to have an ineligible license and unconfirmed insurance. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police report," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of unconfirmed

1565, in the meaning defined above

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