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 However, the information in the report was uncorroborated and investigators were unable to link it to specific people, making follow-up difficult. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2021 Several weeks later, Paxton hired a Houston defense attorney to investigate Paul's uncorroborated claims that Lemmon's client and the foundation's lawyer were part of an elaborate conspiracy to steal $200 million worth of Paul's properties. Jake Bleiberg, Star Tribune, 1 Feb. 2021 The campaign repeatedly took shots at the media for saying that its allegations were unsubstantiated or uncorroborated, arguing that the campaign has yet to lay out its case fully and won't do so until the legal team is in the courtroom. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2020 Trump went on to deliver remarks in a similar vein, alleging uncorroborated Democratic corruption and an assortment of other grievances. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 Major outlets were eager to amplify not only the uncorroborated accusations of Christine Blasey Ford, but a host of other very obviously dubious claims about Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. David Harsanyi, National Review, 28 Oct. 2020 Mark Kelly's campaign vehemently denied uncorroborated claims that photos, recently published by a conservative news site, show the former NASA astronaut dressing up for Halloween as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Julia Musto, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2020 The 17-minute video relies on unnamed sources, covert footage and uncorroborated translations from Somali to English to allege that canvassers for Omar and for City Council candidate Jamal Osman paid for votes in a recent election. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, 16 Oct. 2020 Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders’s former press secretary, also responded to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. criticizing the handling of uncorroborated allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh compared to the allegation against Biden. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2020

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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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“Uncorroborated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorroborated. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncorroborated

: not supported or proved by evidence


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