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

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Recent Examples on the Web Some Republicans and far-right figures have openly fought against vaccines, sometimes turning to unproved science and conspiracy theories. Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2021 Whether lifestyle changes can stall dementia or cognitive decline remains unproved for now, but Baker anticipates a mountain of new evidence. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 27 May 2021 At issue: Oz’s support for unproved supplements, legitimizing gay conversion therapy and promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2021 Inflation theory is an unproved, but key, component of astronomers’ current understanding of the history of the universe. Don Lincoln, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The idea of a persistent Covid infection remains unproved, although several studies hint at the possibility. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2021 Trump administration officials had to tangle an impossible game of dealing with the President's off-the-cuff and unproved remarks while simultaneously maintaining public safety without causing widespread panic. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2020 Trump on Sunday tweeted more unproved allegations that Georgia’s election was fraudulent, blaming Kemp and Duncan for inaction. Fox News, 7 Dec. 2020 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, 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of unproved

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 5 Aug. 2021.

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