verb (used with object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
verb (used without object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
Origin of prove
SYNONYMS FOR prove
Examples from the Web for unproven
Anti-abortion organizations tend to tend to propagate the idea that the procedure is dangerous and unproven.Abortion Complications Are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says|Samantha Allen|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The notion that Ebola might be a sexually transmitted disease remains plausible if unproven.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But last week the idea that sometimes we should say no to unproven technology was finally given a hearing.
While CBS is taking a gamble on a relatively unknown (and unproven) talent, to many critics this decision was all too predictable.Late Night Adds Another White Dude: James Corden Replacing Craig Ferguson at ‘The Late Late Show’|Amy Zimmerman|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
[It] is ludicrous to make such a risky and unproven view the centerpiece of European science policy.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is quite a modern theory that the sins formerly laid to the charge of meat are all unproven, but it is a perfectly just one.A Manual of Toy Dogs|Mrs. Leslie Williams
In short, so far from being a great universal philosophy, it is simply a disjointed combination of unproven theories.The Other Side of Evolution|Alexander Patterson
The mystery of unknown and unproven danger did not fascinate him.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
The unproven sons of Fleur would indeed need the stamina of wolves to take them through the days to come.The Whelps of the Wolf|George Marsh
We found that the unproven and discredited theory of evolution lies at the bottom of it.The Church, the Schools and Evolution|J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
British Dictionary definitions for unproven (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unproven (2 of 2)
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Derived Formsprovable, adjectiveprovability, nounprovably, adverb
Word Origin for prove
Idioms and Phrases with unproven
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule