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 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 Reports by ZDNet, The Verge, Windows Central, and Thurrott.com all included unsourced attributions from Microsoft spokespeople that say users will be able to run Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 27 Aug. 2021 Some practitioners, though, have shared inaccurate or unsourced information without prompting. New York Times, 14 July 2021 Yet unsourced rules are everywhere in this pandemic. Roxanne Khamsi, Wired, 16 Nov. 2020 According to a multitude of unsourced accounts, soon after the family moved in, Luling’s son — or, according to some accounts, both of his sons — drowned in nearby Bayou St. John. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 3 Nov. 2020 Two days after that, another blogger repeated the unsourced story. Kyle Hopkins And Michelle Theriault Boots, ProPublica, 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unsourced

1851, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2021

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“Unsourced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsourced. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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