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  1. without backing or support.
  2. not supported by bets: an unbacked challenger.
  3. not endorsed: an unbacked product.
  4. never having been mounted by a rider, as a horse.
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Origin of unbacked

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + backed
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Related Words for unbacked

incorrect, illogical, erroneous, unhealthy, defective, insecure, fragile, unsafe, inaccurate, shaky, unstable, insane, unreliable, faulty, unbalanced, false, flawed, ailing, crazed, dangerous

Examples from the Web for unbacked

Historical Examples of unbacked

  • More to the northward, the country was low and unbacked by any elevations.

    Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete

    Charles Sturt

  • Such large amounts of unbacked paper could lead to but one result, a steadily increasing depreciation.

  • He paid their fare at the opening in the tent and went in and sat on one of the crude, unbacked benches.

  • Marie made up for lost time, for being alone now, and unbacked by sympathising friends, I was again in her power.

    The Confession of a Fool

    August Strindberg

  • Reliance upon high sounding words, unbacked by deeds, is proof of a mind that dwells only in the realm of shadow and of sham.

British Dictionary definitions for unbacked


  1. (of a book, chair, etc) not having a back
  2. bereft of support, esp on a financial basis
  3. (of a horse)
    1. not supported by bets
    2. never having been ridden
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