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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In China’s version, a small, violent gang of protesters, unsupported by residents and provoked by foreign agents, is running rampant, calling for Hong Kong’s independence and tearing China apart. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Google’s internal activism is spreading across tech companies," 14 Aug. 2019 The adventurer previously crossed Mongolia solo and unsupported and also walked the entire interior of Madagascar, summiting its 8 highest mountains along the way. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Welsh Man Is First to Walk the Length of the Yangtze River," 13 Aug. 2019 Worse, a detailed review of the study shows that it is fatally flawed, based on overly optimistic and unsupported assumptions about the construction costs of carbon capture equipment as well as the effectiveness of such technology. David Schlissel, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Reality of carbon capture for Xcel plants not even close to proponents’ wishful thinking," 5 Aug. 2019 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

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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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