un·​cor·​rob·​o·​rat·​ed ˌən-kə-ˈrä-bə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce uncorroborated (audio)
: not supported or made certain by evidence or authority : not corroborated
an eyewitness's uncorroborated testimony
His story was uncorroborated by the evidence.

Examples of uncorroborated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s what was reported on Wednesday (totally uncorroborated) about the Dolphins’ schedule through various media leaks: 1). Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 15 May 2024 But this brief explanation remains uncorroborated, and there is another theory about the artifact’s origin: Some say it was donated by the anatomist Grafton Elliot Smith, one of the 20th century’s most prominent Egyptologists. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2024 Sometimes the intelligence they were provided was based on a single source, uncorroborated or of limited reliability. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 The Bureau, which operated as a rogue agency under its director, J. Edgar Hoover, leaked information, largely inaccurate or uncorroborated, to friendly columnists. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Hamas has said the number of hostages is above 100 but that's uncorroborated. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 9 Oct. 2023 Behind the push Much of the recent saga stems from uncorroborated allegations that the president financially benefited from his son’s overseas dealings. Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 Democrats have accused accusing Grassley of selectively highlighting uncorroborated information to hurt a political opponent. Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023 Medeiros first sounded the alarm on Lucas’ conduct in an affidavit last year, but prosecutors dismissed her account as uncorroborated and her affidavit wasn’t released to the public, according to the Globe. Emma Colton, Fox News, 10 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncorroborated was circa 1775

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“Uncorroborated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorroborated. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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