unsubstantiated

[ uhn-suh b-stan-shee-ey-tid ]
/ ˌʌn səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪ tɪd /

adjective

not substantiated; unproved or unverified: unsubstantiated allegations.
being without form or substance.

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Origin of unsubstantiated

First recorded in 1765–75; un-1 + substantiate + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unsubstantiated

unsubstantiated
/ (ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃɪˌeɪtɪd) /

adjective

not established as valid or genuineunsubstantiated allegations
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