groundless

  • 1 Groundless — Ground less, a. [AS. grundle[ a]s bottomless.] Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; baseless; as, groundless fear; a groundless report, rumor, or assertion. {Ground less*ly}, adv. {Ground… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 groundless — I adjective baseless, empty, erroneous, fallacious, false, ill founded, inaccurate, paralogistic, unfounded, unjustifiable, unreal, unreasonable, unsound, unsubstantiated, unsupported, unsustainable, unsustained, untenable, untrue, unwarranted,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 groundless — O.E. grundleas bottomless, unfathomable, vast; see GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Figurative sense of unfathomable is from early 14c. Related: Groundlessly; groundlessness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 groundless — *baseless, unfounded, unwarranted Analogous words: unsupported, unsustained (see corresponding affirmative verbs at SUPPORT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 groundless — [adj] without reason, justification baseless, bottomless, causeless, chimerical, empty, false, flimsy, foundationless, gratuitous, idle, illogical, illusory, imaginary, unauthorized, uncalled for, unfounded, unjustified, unprovoked, unsupported,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 groundless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not based on any good reason …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 groundless — [ground′lis] adj. without reason or cause; unjustified groundlessly adv. groundlessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 groundless — [[t]gra͟ʊndləs[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ If you say that a fear, accusation, or story is groundless, you mean that it is not based on evidence and is unlikely to be true or valid. Fears that the world was about to run out of fuel proved groundless …

    English dictionary

  • 9 groundless — ground|less [ˈgraundləs] adj not based on facts or reason ≠ ↑well founded ▪ Fortunately my suspicions proved groundless . ▪ Mr Kay s lawyer said the accusations were groundless …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 groundless — adjective groundless fears, worries etc are unnecessary because there are no facts to base them on: Fortunately my suspicions proved groundless …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 groundless — adjective Date: 1602 having no ground or foundation < groundless fears > • groundlessly adverb • groundlessness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 groundless — groundlessly, adv. groundlessness, n. /grownd lis/, adj. without rational basis: groundless fears. [bef. 900; ME: bottomless, unfathomable; OE grundleas. See GROUND1, LESS] Syn. baseless, unfounded, unjustified, idle. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 groundless — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ADVERB ▪ completely, totally ▪ Our fears proved totally groundless …

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  • 14 groundless — adjective groundless accusations Syn: baseless, without basis, without foundation, ill founded, unfounded, unsupported, uncorroborated, unproven, empty, idle, unsubstantiated, unwarranted, unjustified, unjustifiable, without cause, without reason …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 groundless — UK [ˈɡraʊn(d)ləs] / US adjective not based on evidence or good reasons • Collocations: Nouns frequently used with groundless ▪  accusations, allegations, charges, claims, concerns, fears, suspicions, worries …

    English dictionary

  • 16 groundless — ground•less [[t]ˈgraʊnd lɪs[/t]] adj. without rational basis; unfounded: groundless fears[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900 ground′less•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 groundless — /ˈgraʊndləs / (say growndluhs) adjective without basis or reason: groundless fears. –groundlessly, adverb –groundlessness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 groundless — adjective Without any grounds to support it; baseless …

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  • 19 groundless — Synonyms and related words: baseless, bottomless, built on sand, chimerical, empty, flimsy, gratuitous, hypothetical, idle, ill founded, illusory, imaginary, inconclusive, indecisive, not following, not proved, not well founded, speculative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 groundless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unsubstantiated, baseless, unfounded. See insubstantiality. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. causeless, baseless, unfounded.; see illogical . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. baseless, unjustified,… …

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