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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Here’s a breakdown: 46 false or mostly false statements, 23 misleading statements and five unsupported claims. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence," 10 July 2018 But in the end, his unsupported statements and his attorney’s twisted logic fooled no one. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Lawyer for the Brock Turner Judge Claims Victim Didn’t Write Her Viral Letter," 23 May 2018 The administration spurred an international incident last year after Sean Spicer, its press secretary at the time, repeated an unsupported accusation about a British spy agency’s wiretapping of the Trump campaign. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Trump, the Television President, Expands His Cast," 16 Mar. 2018 The programs are unsupported by research, misguided about the safe handling of trauma, and generally lack adequate on-site mental health care. San Francisco Chronicle, "A Retreat’s Risky Lessons," 14 June 2018 The Reporters Have Your Say Media Player Media playback is unsupported on your device Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Adorable 84-Year-Old Learns to Do His Wife’s Makeup," 6 June 2018 What convinced Foster that the new school was unsupported was the high number of non-parent survey respondents who either were against the plan or undecided about it. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After public rejects new Waukesha middle school, officials regrouping with plan to improve existing schools," 23 May 2018 The original story's comparison of two different time periods led to an unsupported assessment about the revenue of the Trump golf businesses. Lauren Del Valle And Aaron Kessler, CNN, "Trump reports his golf income steady since taking office," 17 May 2018 The allegations made by this short seller contain numerous errors, unsupported speculation and malicious interpretations of events. Steven Russolillo, WSJ, "Short Seller Carson Block Claims Another Victim," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of unsupported

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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