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 unverifiable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unverifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What would happen if women did start throwing around the kind of unverifiable statements that characterize classic ‘cheap talk’? Alison Escalante, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The children were gathered by this institute's director, a brittle matron of unverifiable age named Maria, into lines in the commu- nity room. Ew Staff, EW.com, 27 Apr. 2021 If past documents are incomplete, unverifiable or incorrect, no one will likely pay top dollar for your business. Joseph Safina, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 Just Facts Daily's research into how many noncitizens could have voted relies on unverifiable estimates. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2020 Other moments, like a who's who visit to an MGM writers room and an unverifiable tale of Mankiewicz rescuing a village of 100 Jews from the Nazis, are too heightened to ever be fully believable. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, 4 Dec. 2020 That hope fizzled and what remains is a possible one-year extension with new, unverifiable limitations on Russia’s weapons. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 6 Nov. 2020 The election integrity activists say the new voting machines are unaccountable and unverifiable and have many of the same security vulnerabilities as the old ones. Kate Brumback, Star Tribune, 28 Sep. 2020 Tran thinks kids now and in the future need to know how to evaluate sources and discern opinion or unverifiable assertions from pure fact. Andrew Simmons, SFChronicle.com, 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unverifiable

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Unverifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unverifiable. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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