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.

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According to congressional aides, Spletstoser's performance during her private testimony raised questions about her uncorroborated account. Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, "Two Republican senators split sharply in assessments of general accused of sexual assault," 31 July 2019 Iran has made similar uncorroborated claims about its efforts in counterespionage this year, often in the wake of political clashes with the United States. Ruby Mellen, Washington Post, "Iran’s claim that it arrested 17 spies for the U.S. follows a familiar script," 22 July 2019 He has not been damaged by uncorroborated accusations brought by well-known attorney and now criminal defendant Michael Avenatti. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Significance of Zion Williamson’s Lawsuit Against Prime Sports Marketing," 13 June 2019 Democrats are taking advantage, manipulating that environment, and now weaponising these uncorroborated accusations as a political tool to clobber Judge Kavanaugh with. Fox News, "Kavanaugh denies assault allegations in Fox News interview," 25 Sep. 2018 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

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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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