unsupported

adjective
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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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 Holding unsupported arms forward requires the muscles connecting the shoulder and neck to work harder. Leon Straker, Quartz at Work, "The best way to sit at your desk for every type of work task," 5 June 2019 Meanwhile, at the bottom of the planet, Colin O'Brady's claim to being the first to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported, and unaided was heralded by the media (including our own), but received a wrath of backlash from the polar community. National Geographic, "The best of National Geographic delivered to your inbox.," 5 Mar. 2019 This is an unsupported statement because the data on hourly wages for private workers only go back to 2006, not decades. Christopher Rugaber, The Seattle Times, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s speech exaggerates border peril," 6 Feb. 2019 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

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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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