unsourced

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

Definition of unsourced

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

Examples of unsourced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two days after that, another blogger repeated the unsourced story. Kyle Hopkins And Michelle Theriault Boots, ProPublica, "The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time," 10 Sep. 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, "‘Almost Certain’," 14 May 2020 The gossipy accounts, by contrast, repeat unsourced or unconvincing dirt about abusers and victims. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Harvey Weinstein Is Going to Prison. But That’s Just a Starting Point.," 25 Feb. 2020 Just last week a couple of chuckle meisters who run a Clippers podcast floated an unsourced report that Iguodala would be joining the team. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "For the time being, ex-Warrior Andre Iguodala stuck in Memphis," 10 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unsourced

1851, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Unsourced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsourced. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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