uncorroborated

adjective
un·​cor·​rob·​o·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-kə-ˈrä-bə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of uncorroborated

: not supported or made certain by evidence or authority : not corroborated an eyewitness's uncorroborated testimony His story was uncorroborated by the evidence.

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Now after several hours of testimony by Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, these are still uncorroborated charges so lawmakers in both parties are basically unmoved. Fox News, "Hannity: Democrats have turned SCOTUS process into a sham," 27 Sep. 2018 Fusion, in turn, hired Christopher Steele, the former British spy who put together a mostly uncorroborated dossier alleging that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Prominent Republicans push baseless conspiracy theories about Florida Senate election," 9 Nov. 2018 Yet the left push these unverified and uncorroborated claims throughout the highest levels of our government right into the gullible media, their arm that pushes their propaganda. Fox News, "Reps. Meadows, Jordan call on Rosenstein to testify," 27 Sep. 2018 It’s hard to imagine a situation in which a prosecutor would present the uncorroborated testimony of a cooperating witness and expect that to be accepted as proof beyond a reasonable doubt by a unanimous jury. Jen Kirby, Vox, "How to flip a witness, as explained by a former federal prosecutor," 3 Aug. 2018 Comey also speculated about the untrue, unverified, uncorroborated claims that were made in the Clinton bought and paid for a dossier. Fox News, "Hannity: Setting the record straight about Michael Cohen," 17 Apr. 2018 At the same time, this is a story with a very incomplete and uncorroborated set of claims. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Potential Legal Ramifications of the Disturbing Accusations Against LeSean McCoy," 11 July 2018 And Yates is also one of the corrupt officials that signed off on at least one of the FISA warrants that was unverified, uncorroborated. Fox News, "Media take shots at Trump, Ivanka over Mideast violence," 15 May 2018 But just like Trump's use of a profanity to describe African nations — and the largely uncorroborated Steele dossier itself — the allegation has been pushed into the mainstream. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Why the lewd Trump-Russian prostitutes allegation is a distraction, and we should all be careful," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uncorroborated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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uncorroborated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uncorroborated

: not supported or proved by evidence

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