uncorroborated

adjective
un·​cor·​rob·​o·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-kə-ˈrä-bə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce uncorroborated (audio) \

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.

Examples of uncorroborated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, many of Zatko’s claims are uncorroborated and appear to have little documentary support. Marcy Gordon, ajc, 12 Sep. 2022 Cleverdon said to date these allegations have been uncorroborated. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 1 July 2022 The military has made uncorroborated claims of election fraud and has violently suppressed protests to restore democracy. Jon Emont, WSJ, 26 Dec. 2021 Trump’s Justice Department appointed Durham as Trump claimed the investigation of campaign ties to Russia was a witch hunt and pointed to the dossier, some of which remains uncorroborated or has been discredited, as evidence of an unfair probe. Eric Tucker, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Nov. 2021 Elements of Toek Tik’s account, given over a period of three years to Cambodian investigators but only now being publicly discussed, remain uncorroborated, such as his recollection of being involved in mass killings under the Khmer Rouge. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021 The whole account, reported in several Spanish newspapers, is sketchy, unsourced and uncorroborated. George Calhoun, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 And how better to demonstrate it than this sort of absurdist staging – transparently meaningless and unpredictable sightings, uncorroborated sources, and shamelessly unconvincing explanations. George Calhoun, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Kavanaugh denies the allegation and a White House spokeswoman dismisses the claim as uncorroborated. CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncorroborated

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncorroborated was circa 1775

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14 Sep 2022

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“Uncorroborated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorroborated. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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