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unsubstantiated

[uhn-suh b-stan-shee-ey-tid] /ˌʌn səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
not substantiated; unproved or unverified:
unsubstantiated allegations.
2.
being without form or substance.
Origin of unsubstantiated
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; un-1 + substantiate + -ed2
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  • As yet he could not reveal his unsubstantiated information to another.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • He conscientiously avoids the vague, the doubtful, the unsubstantiated.

  • The articles seemed woven of fact, but she could not accept them unsubstantiated.

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
  • But he couldn't prove it, and she wasn't likely to accept his unsubstantiated word.

    Forget Me Nearly Floyd L. Wallace
  • Then follows the unsubstantiated story which has done duty for Shakspeare and many other poets.

    Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun
British Dictionary definitions for unsubstantiated

unsubstantiated

/ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃɪˌeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
not established as valid or genuine: unsubstantiated allegations
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Word Origin and History for unsubstantiated
adj.

1775, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of substantiate (v.).

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