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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My respondents shared their experiences of being unsupported in applications for promotion, a lack of mentoring, job insecurity, and an overwhelming sense of being undervalued. Katy Sian, Quartz, "“Liberal racism” continues to plague Britain’s universities," 27 June 2019 How did Democrats respond to Ms. Abrams’s unsupported and incendiary... Karl Rove, WSJ, "Stacey Abrams Won’t Go Away," 29 May 2019 There has been a lot of unsupported speculation that the Adelsons had something to do with the murder. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "On 5th Anniversary of Law Professor’s Murder, Parents Say Dan Markel Was 'a Light in the World’," 18 July 2019 The canister was left unsupported for up to an hour by the rigging and lifting equipment intended to shoulder the canister’s weight. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Transfers of canisters filled with nuclear waste resume at San Onofre," 16 July 2019 That can mean brainstorming entirely new ways to approach a story, or moving entire sections around, or cutting out those unsupported by facts. oregonlive.com, "Student journalists might just learn to love the red pen," 15 July 2019 His supporters have denounced the sentence as an abuse of power, unsupported by any evidence. Anh Do, latimes.com, "Last year he went on vacation to Vietnam. Now he faces 12 years in prison," 25 June 2019 Remove dependencies on unsupported mobile-specific frameworks. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Catalyst deep dive: The future of Mac software according to Apple and devs," 1 July 2019 Both are, however, vulnerable to chips or breaks if subjected to blunt force in unsupported areas—like, say, by dropping a cast iron skillet right on the corner of your counter—and both can stain. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Main Differences Between Quartz and Granite," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of unsupported

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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