unsupported

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The unsupported claims by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s Law and Justice party, were swiftly denounced by women’s rights groups and lawmakers inside and outside the country. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 Such unsupported claims are a familiar tactic for Iranian authorities. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2022 Though former President Donald Trump and many Republican activists have made Detroit a focal point of their unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud, turnout in Detroit generally lags statewide turnout. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 29 Oct. 2022 At the debate, Moore painted Cox as an extremist and Cox made unsupported claims that Moore plans to defund the police, the Baltimore Sun reported. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 13 Oct. 2022 More than 500,000 police officers are being deployed after an ugly campaign that stoked Brazil’s culture wars and in which Bolsonaro’s backers have already laid the groundwork for thus far unsupported claims of fraud. Paulina Villegas, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2022 Chandi, an officer and physiotherapist currently serving in the British Army, hopes to become the first woman to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported in a journey of over 1,000 miles. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2022 That response could have been illuminating given that Trump and some of his allies have raised unsupported suggestions that the agents who searched his home may have planted evidence. Arkansas Online, 30 Sep. 2022 That response could have been illuminating given that Trump and some of his allies have raised unsupported suggestions that the agents who searched his home may have planted evidence. Eric Tucker, ajc, 29 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Unsupported.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupported. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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