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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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 The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair. Christine Pelisek, EW.com, "Ousted Fox News anchor Eric Bolling's 19-year-old son found dead," 10 Sep. 2017 The most salacious findings in the dossier, based on information collected from sources inside and outside the Kremlin by a Fusion GPS contractor, the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, remain uncorroborated. Jim Rutenberg, New York Times, "Russia Inquiry Fails to Unite a Nation," 31 Oct. 2017 The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair. Christine Pelisek, EW.com, "Ousted Fox News anchor Eric Bolling's 19-year-old son found dead," 10 Sep. 2017 The other was an uncorroborated story from a British man who had once made sweeping allegations of child molestation against members of the British Parliament. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "The White House response to Trump’s accusers, dissected," 11 Dec. 2017

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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