unsourced

adjective

un·​sourced ˌən-ˈsȯrst How to pronounce unsourced (audio)
: not having its source specified or documented : not sourced
unsourced information

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These unsourced stories contained details only department personnel would know—despite a strict prohibition on discussing or disclosing investigations. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2023 The former is unsourced, while Zemin is also rumored to be a private practitioner of Buddhism. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2012 During the speech, Biden made an unsourced claim about the speed that AR-15s shoot bullets. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 31 Aug. 2022 An unsourced comment on Walter Winchell’s radio program states that the star of America’s most popular television show was a communist, which cast suspicion on Ball. Weldon B. Johnson, The Arizona Republic, 8 Dec. 2021 The whole account, reported in several Spanish newspapers, is sketchy, unsourced and uncorroborated. George Calhoun, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 The information, however, is unsourced, and historically the author has been less careful about factchecking. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Halperin adds unsourced details of Fénéon’s conduct in the minutes leading up to and immediately following the attack which have no basis in fact, but which lend her account an air of veracity. Jed Perl, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2020 Halperin adds unsourced details of Fénéon’s conduct in the minutes leading up to and immediately following the attack which have no basis in fact, but which lend her account an air of veracity. Jed Perl, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsourced was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Unsourced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsourced. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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