unproved

adjective
un·​proved | \ ˌən-ˈprüvd How to pronounce unproved (audio) \

Definition of unproved

: not proved : unproven an unproved allegation/assertion a drug whose supposed benefits are unproved

Examples of unproved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Witnesses couched their advice on how to respond to Russian bounties, taking note that the intelligence remains unproved, at least in public. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Trump’s ongoing silence on Russia bounty allegations rebuked by Texans McCaul and Castro," 9 July 2020 Another one is chloroquine (and its sister compound hydroxychloroquine), a drug that has garnered a lot of attention but whose effectiveness against COVID-19 is as yet unproved. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "These drugs don’t target the coronavirus—they target us," 2 Apr. 2020 His predictions of runaway progressive turnout remain unproved. New York Times, "Who Won in New Hampshire? Not the Establishment," 11 Feb. 2020 Also, most of the examples that Buck gave were secret in their day or remain unproved now (including the story about the East German spy). Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "What the Law Professors Brought to the Trump Impeachment Hearings," 5 Dec. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019 One theory, as of yet unproved, is that illnesses may result from substances that are thought or known to be toxic in vaping products, which use heat to vaporize nicotine and other inhalants. Matt Richtel, BostonGlobe.com, "First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials," 26 Aug. 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unproved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unproved. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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unproved

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un·​proved | \ ˌən-ˈprüvd \

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