un·​sup·​port·​ed | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-təd How to pronounce unsupported (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web ProPublica catalogued other instances in which government entities have changed language or made other moves buttressing the White House’s unsupported assertions. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, "An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation," 22 June 2020 White said Becerra moved to avoid debris, stepped on the unsupported area and plunged through the roof. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, "Attorney for worker who died in SoFi Stadium fall says safety lapses contributed," 12 June 2020 That mirrored Trump's own unsupported claims for the anti-malarial drug. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Trump said to be headlining 'Students for Trump' rally in Phoenix," 10 June 2020 The unsupported health theories have already led to vandalism and burning of some 5G equipment, particularly in the United Kingdom. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Wireless industry fears 5G protest day could lead to damaged cell towers," 5 June 2020 Georgiades said there has long been an unsupported myth that Bay Area residents are leaving the city in droves because of high cost of living, steep taxes, snarled traffic and homeless issues. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "SF, Silicon Valley rents plunge in May amid downturn," 1 June 2020 Kobach, Kansas’ former secretary of state, became prominent by promoting unsupported claims of rampant voter fraud. Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, "Ignoring Trump and Right-Wing Think Tanks, Red States Expand Vote by Mail," 12 May 2020 Put it all together, and the notion that they should be offered only at a profit or even at break-even costs is unsupported by law or tradition. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Trump again attacks the U.S. Postal Service with lies," 9 Apr. 2020 Most of these treatments are unproven and unsupported by evidence, wasting precious time and health care dollars for desperate patients and often doing more harm than good to patients’ health and survival. David A. Pearce, STAT, "We need better regulation of stem cell therapies, especially rogue clinics," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unsupported

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsupported was in the 15th century

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6 Jul 2020

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“Unsupported.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupported. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsupported

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


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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