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

Examples of unverifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, corporate executives make extraordinary but unverifiable claims about their products. Roberto J. González, The Mercury News, 19 Apr. 2024 Baseline emissions estimates are unverifiable claims open to broad interpretation if not outright abuse. Jessica F. Green, Foreign Affairs, 20 Nov. 2023 His account of his military service has contained contradictory or unverifiable claims. Henrik Pryser Libell, New York Times, 28 May 2023 The bill would give voters the opportunity to correct their ballots if there are errors, including a missing or unverifiable signature or identifier. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 4 May 2023 In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable is disqualified prior to final calculations. Gary Trust, Billboard, 6 Sep. 2022 A lot of them originate with totally unverified, and unverifiable, posts on microblogging sites like Weibo. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 14 Mar. 2022 Europol, which helped to coördinate an international investigation of the site, recently described DarkMarket as the largest illicit marketplace in the world—an unverifiable claim, since a handful of similarly vibrant bazaars are currently operating on the dark Web. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2021 And while organizers admit that claim may be unverifiable, the tournament is most certainly not for the uncommitted. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Feb. 2023

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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 18 May. 2024.

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