unverifiable

adjective
un·​ver·​i·​fi·​able | \ ˌən-ˌver-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unverifiable (audio) \

Definition of unverifiable

: unable to be confirmed or verified an unverifiable rumor … he told me stories that were so wild and unverifiable I didn't know what to say.— Ian Frazier

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Other Words from unverifiable

unverifiably \ ˌən-​ˌver-​ə-​ˈfī-​ə-​blē How to pronounce unverifiably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unverifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Potential snafus could involve unverifiable signatures or marking their preferences incorrectly. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Democrats are worried about mail-in voting too," 6 July 2020 Subsequent investigations by The Times, Tax Notes magazine, the newspaper The Virginian-Pilot and other publications showed that virtually all of the testimony had been incomplete, misleading, unverifiable or contradicted by public records. David Cay Johnston, New York Times, "Michael C. Cooper, Convicted in Tax Scam, Dies a Prisoner at 66," 10 Apr. 2020 The messages resemble older forms of misinformation — unverifiable rumors sent in letters, then email, and now forwarded via group text — that have caught on amidst the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC News, "False coronavirus rumors surge in 'hidden viral' text messages," 12 Mar. 2020 Unlike Blasey Ford, whose nebulous and unverifiable accusations were decades old, Hill’s allegations were a potential criminal matter. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Joe Biden Owes Clarence Thomas an Apology," 9 Mar. 2020 Amazon removed more than 1 million products that made fake or unverifiable claims about the coronavirus from its online retailer last month. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "Missouri attorney general sues televangelist for promoting 'Silver Solution' as coronavirus elixir," 10 Mar. 2020 In Tennessee, 70% of voters will use on unverifiable direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting machines. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "Everything you wanted to know about Super Tuesday but were afraid to ask," 3 Mar. 2020 The day brought a slew of reports of electoral shenanigans, most of them unverifiable — ballot boxes spirited away, dead people voting. Will Englund, Washington Post, "With opposition sidelined, Kremlin-friendly candidates are gliding to victory across Russia," 9 Sep. 2019 References to drug use, though unverifiable, abound in the historical record. Amina Khan, chicagotribune.com, "Ancient drug paraphernalia reveals that people smoked pot in China 2,500 years ago," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unverifiable

1861, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2020

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“Unverifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unverifiable. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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