unverifiable

adjective

un·​ver·​i·​fi·​able ˌən-ˌver-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unverifiable (audio)
: 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
unverifiably adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By 2017, however, legitimate Bitcoin businesses had learned to be wary of these unverifiable stories. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 1 Nov. 2022 Sharia rules generally protect investors from unscrupulous financial practices involving unverifiable or undeliverable promises. Mitchell Martin, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 After striking a $44 billion deal last April to buy Twitter, Musk has been attempting to pull out of it since July, citing the unverifiable number of spam accounts on the platform. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2022 The Court has provided a sensible path forward which does not include the selective leak of unverifiable and misleading information. Devlin Barrett And Carol D. Leonnig, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2022 Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Russia’s official government newspaper, duly reported on the latest Defense Ministry claims — which are unverifiable — that the Ukrainian army suffered 4,000 casualties during the past week’s counteroffensive. Mary Ilyushina, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2022 According to The Washington Post, the Musk-side of the deal has decided that Twitter’s data on spam accounts is unverifiable and is now ceasing talks with potential investors for the purchase. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 7 July 2022 In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable is disqualified prior to the final calculation. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 24 Apr. 2022 Alterations made to an email after it has been sent cause the cryptographic signatures to become unverifiable. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unverifiable was in 1861

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“Unverifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unverifiable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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