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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of unsupported in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attorneys for the county and MetroHealth responded to the study by saying that DRO relied on outdated and unsupported information and that the county had made strides in ensuring inmates receive proper healthcare. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 2 July 2021 Trump invited many conservatives linked to unsupported erectile dysfunction treatments into the national echo chamber. Matthew Hongoltz-hetling, The New Republic, 23 June 2021 Despite cutting his journey short, Bertish may have set an obscure world record in the process for traveling 212 miles unsupported on his wing-foil boat, according to his crew’s statement. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2021 Some potential explanations seem unsupported by evidence. Richard Vedder, Forbes, 14 June 2021 In the third photo, EmRata readjusts, grabbing the baby's heretofore unsupported backside — which, by the way, is clad in swim trunks that match his mother's suit. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, 8 June 2021 Although some officials in the Defense Department are convinced that microwave energy is responsible, a number of scientists and academics have publicly criticized that explanation as unsupported by the evidence. Katie Bo Williams And Jeremy Herb, CNN, 19 May 2021 Tragically much of the experience of motherhood in our country has moved away from traditional practices and has left many feeling unsupported and even unseen once their children are born. Anna Malaika Tubbs, Time, 7 May 2021 The source of the unsupported concern in the letter is unclear, but the school has numerous public links with the anti-vaccination community. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unsupported.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unsupported

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About unsupported

Time Traveler for unsupported

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for unsupported

Last Updated

19 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Unsupported.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupported. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for unsupported



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.

More from Merriam-Webster on unsupported

Britannica English: Translation of unsupported for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!