Definition of unconfirmed in US English:



  • Not confirmed as to truth or validity.

    ‘an unconfirmed report of shots being fired’
    • ‘While information is sketchy, unconfirmed reports put the number of bodies at 100.’
    • ‘An unconfirmed report said the Cosmos salon was British-owned.’
    • ‘Since then there has been 111 either confirmed or still unconfirmed cases.’
    • ‘The two men were released after four months but do not know whether a ransom was paid, as unconfirmed reports have suggested.’
    • ‘This last quote is instructive because of the manner with which Barton admitted that it is unconfirmed.’
    • ‘There have been unconfirmed reports of small children and the elderly dying after being fumigated.’
    • ‘An unconfirmed number of homes were also left without electricity when power lines were taken out just before 7pm.’
    • ‘While still unconfirmed, some close to the action confide that they think the album and tour will happen.’
    • ‘The actor to play the role of the Doctor is unconfirmed.’
    • ‘Now Britain is dealing with unconfirmed reports something similar was in the works for its capital.’
    • ‘However, one unconfirmed report suggests it could be a matter of days before the company ceases to offer any service at all.’
    • ‘Although the artist is unconfirmed, Johannesburg Stadium is the confirmed venue.’
    • ‘Reports of police attendance and subsequent charges are unconfirmed.’
    • ‘However, there was also an unconfirmed report that his wife, Susie, had been taken ill.’
    • ‘There were unconfirmed reports that police believe the suspect was one of the attackers involved in yesterday's incidents.’
    • ‘One unconfirmed report claimed that the building had to be evacuated after the incident.’
    • ‘An unconfirmed piece of news reached the villagers when we were talking to them that POTA clauses were removed on them.’
    • ‘He said there were unconfirmed reports of casualties in other islands.’
    • ‘According to one unconfirmed report the fires may have been started deliberately as part of a malicious attack against a telco.’
    • ‘Also, an unconfirmed number of casualties in Eastern Africa have been reported.’
    unsupported, uncorroborated, not backed up by evidence, unverified, unattested, unproven, not validated, untested
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