un·​sourced | \ ˌən-ˈsȯrst How to pronounce unsourced (audio) \

Definition of unsourced

: not having its source specified or documented : not sourced unsourced information

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But @FoxNews, who failed in getting the very BORING Dem debates, is now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes as . . . Paul Farhi, Washington Post, "Trump’s love-hate relationship with Fox News just turned to hate again. What’s that about?," 8 July 2019 Citing unsourced reports that the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls have made Hutchison a first-round promise, Woo praised Hutchison for his ability to attack the rim, rebound and create opportunities for teammates. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "If draft experts are right, Boise State's Hutchison will land with a six-time NBA champ," 20 June 2018 All of the reports rely on unnamed and unsourced information. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Ducey's office: 'Obsession' with who will get McCain's Senate seat is 'disgraceful'," 30 May 2018 To date, virtually everything that's been written by D.C. media has been false, uninformed and unsourced, and Governor Ducey won't comment on any aspect of this. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Ducey's office: 'Obsession' with who will get McCain's Senate seat is 'disgraceful'," 30 May 2018 The post, however, is unsourced and does not provide further details. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Did Beyonce or Solange just buy a New Orleans church?," 20 May 2018 The statistical content is - although unsourced - largely right. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 18 Weeks to Go - Finding Czechoslovakia's Lost Golden Boot Winner," 19 Feb. 2018 Online news pages like those of Google and Facebook lazily ran with wild stories of conspiracies and terrorist plots, all unconfirmed and unsourced — while the basic facts about why and how Paddock shot so many were all but ignored. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Status Quo Blues," 17 Oct. 2017 This is not hearsay, not fake news, not unsourced leaks. Alaska Dispatch News, "Trump defense for Russian ties dies," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of unsourced

1851, in the meaning defined above

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