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[uhn-suh b-stan-shee-ey-tid] /ˌʌn səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪ tɪd/
not substantiated; unproved or unverified:
unsubstantiated allegations.
being without form or substance.
Origin of unsubstantiated
1765-75; un-1 + substantiate + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for unsubstantiated
  • It has been parroted by all of the published popular and academic authors, unquestioned and unsubstantiated.
  • Leveling unsubstantiated claims at an entire category of universities doesn't help solve the problem.
  • My unsubstantiated hunch is that it would show otherwise.
  • That's completely different from persistent and unsubstantiated whining.
  • The inclusion of this unsubstantiated text at the conclusion of her article casts a long shadow of doubt over this review.
  • Your cynicism is actually unsubstantiated, somewhat.
  • The information was unsubstantiated and has never been shown to be even remotely true.
  • But they shouldn't use this kind of unsubstantiated scare tactic.
  • Ultimately, the book undermines its own reporting with unsubstantiated dirt.
  • The article is a bunch of unsubstantiated baloney blaming global warming for many other changes to various animals environments.
British Dictionary definitions for unsubstantiated


not established as valid or genuine: unsubstantiated allegations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unsubstantiated

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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