This theory is self-inflated and unsupported, but it's widely believed.
He called them “an ever more draconian approach to white collar crime, unsupported by any empirical data.”
The conclusions of Coming Apart are pure dogma, not only unsupported but even unrelated to anything that went before.
That, of course, is pure speculation, unsupported by evidence.
The problem with this modified theory is that it, too, is unsupported by the medical and scientific literature.
But what he had said about the credibility of the unsupported detective had set Charity to thinking.
I had convinced her with my unsupported word; but I intended to show her the evidence.
All sorts of irrelevant matter might be adduced here—gossip, suspicion, unsupported statement.
At these times one page of fact is worth a volume of unsupported eulogium.
John the Baptist's message had been as simple and unsupported by appeal to the elders.
late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up," from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up," from sub "up from under" + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
late 14c., "act of assistance, backing, help, aid," from support (v.). Meaning "one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc." is early 15c. Sense of "bearing of expense" is mid-15c. Physical sense of "that which supports" is from 1560s. Meaning "services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation" (e.g. tech support) is from 1953.
support sup·port (sə-pôrt')
v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports
To bear the weight of, especially from below.
To hold in position so as to keep from falling, sinking, or slipping.
To be capable of bearing; withstand.
To keep from weakening or failing; strengthen.
To provide for or maintain, by supplying with money or necessities.
To endure; tolerate.
The act of supporting.
The state of being supported.
One that supports or maintains.
Maintenance, as of a family, with the necessities of life.