unsupported

adjective
un·​sup·​port·​ed | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-təd \

Definition of unsupported

: not supported: such as
a : not verified or substantiated an unsupported accusation an opinion unsupported by evidence
b : lacking or appearing to lack structural support unsupported panels

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Once the shelf is in place, the cleat is hidden from view and the shelf appears to be floating unsupported. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Three Ways to Build Your Own Shelves," 24 Jan. 2019 Today, unsupported, uncorroborated, untested words, not facts are sufficient to convict not just in the court of public opinion, but in the esteemed hallowed halls of the United States Senate. Fox News, "Carter Page reacts to calls to declassify FISA documents," 15 Sep. 2018 Three-quarters of the president’s claims in Montana were false, misleading or unsupported, which underscores the need for fact-checking these events. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence," 10 July 2018 The far-fetched allegation appears unsupported by any evidence. Fox News, "Cambodia's election a sure thing for long-serving leader," 27 July 2018 In 2000, Fiennes had to abandon an attempt to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole when his sleds fell through the ice. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Summits Aren't Enough for This Record-Seeking 72-Year-Old Explorer," 26 July 2016 Intel apparently inadvertently sent some display drivers to OEMs that used or enabled some unspecified unsupported feature of Windows; these block installation of the update. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Windows 10 1809: iCloud incompatibility fixed, but other blockers remain," 28 Nov. 2018 White House officials did not immediately respond to a request to elaborate on Trump's call for the writer to be turned over to the government or the unsupported national security ground of his demand. Fox News, "Searing Trump op-ed sets off wild guessing game on author," 6 Sep. 2018 But this is reading a legislative intent unsupported by the text. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Judges vs. Telepathists," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of unsupported

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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unsupported

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsupported

: not having physical support
: not having evidence showing that something is true

unsupported

adjective
un·​sup·​port·​ed | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-təd\

Kids Definition of unsupported

1 : not proved unsupported claims
2 : not held up The roof is unsupported in places.

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