unsubstantiated [adj] questionable, unproven arguable, controversial, debatable, disputable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, fishy*, hard to believe, iffy*, indefinite, open to doubt, open to question, suspect, suspicious, uncertain, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, unsupported; concepts 529,535

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  • unsubstantiated — index baseless, implausible, inconclusive, theoretical, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, unsupported Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — 1775, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + pp. of SUBSTANTIATE (Cf. substantiate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not supported or proven by evidence …   English terms dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — [[t]ʌ̱nsəbstæ̱nʃieɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ A claim, accusation, or story that is unsubstantiated has not been proved to be valid or true. I do object to their claim, which I find totally unsubstantiated. ...unsubstantiated rumours about his private life.… …   English dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — /un seuhb stan shee ay tid/, adj. 1. not substantiated; unproved or unverified: unsubstantiated allegations. 2. being without form or substance. [1765 75; UN 1 + SUBSTANTIATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unsubstantiated — adj. Unsubstantiated is used with these nouns: ↑accusation, ↑allegation, ↑assertion, ↑claim, ↑rumour …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsubstantiated — un|sub|stan|ti|at|ed [ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃieıtıd] adj not proved to be true ▪ unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unsubstantiated — un|sub|stan|ti|at|ed [ ʌnsəb stænʃi,eıtəd ] adjective an unsubstantiated argument, claim, etc. is one for which you have no evidence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsubstantiated — adjective unsubstantiated rumors Syn: unconfirmed, unsupported, uncorroborated, unverified, unattested, unproven; unfounded, groundless, baseless, without foundation, unjustified …   Thesaurus of popular words

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