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  • 1 Unfounded — Un*found ed, a. 1. Not founded; not built or established. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no foundation; baseless; vain; idle; as, unfounded expectations. Paley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unfounded — I adjective baseless, empty, erroneous, fabricated, fallacious, false, fictitious, fictus, fraudulent, groundless, idle, illogical, insubstantial, invented, spurious, suppositional, supposititious, trumped up, unattested, unauthenticated,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 unfounded — 1640s, having no foundation or basis, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FOUND (Cf. found) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unfounded — *baseless, groundless, unwarranted Analogous words: *false, wrong: *misleading, deceptive: mendacious, *dishonest, untruthful …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 unfounded — [adj] not based on fact baseless, bottomless, deceptive, fabricated, fallacious, false, foundationless, gratuitous, groundless, idle, illogical, mendacious, misleading, offbase, spurious, trumped up*, uncalled for, unjustified, unproven, unreal,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 unfounded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having no foundation or basis in fact …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 unfounded — [unfoun′did] adj. not founded on fact or truth; baseless …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 unfounded — un|found|ed [ʌnˈfaundıd] adj unfounded statements, feelings, opinions etc are wrong because they are not based on facts unfounded rumours/claims/allegations etc ▪ Unfounded rumours began circulating that Ian and Susan were having an affair. prove …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 unfounded — [[t]ʌ̱nfa͟ʊndɪd[/t]] ADJ If you describe a rumour, belief, or feeling as unfounded, you mean that it is wrong and is not based on facts or evidence. There were unfounded rumours of alcohol abuse... The allegations were totally unfounded...… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unfounded — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ seem ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, quite, simply (esp. AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 unfounded — unfoundedly, adv. unfoundedness, n. /un fown did/, adj. 1. without foundation; not based on fact, realistic considerations, or the like: unfounded suspicions. 2. not established; not founded: the prophet of a religion as yet unfounded. [1640 50;… …

    Universalium

  • 12 unfounded — adjective statements, feelings, opinions etc that are unfounded are wrong because they are not based on true facts: Fears about the side effects are largely unfounded …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 unfounded — adj. having no foundation (unfounded hopes; unfounded rumour). Derivatives: unfoundedly adv. unfoundedness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 unfounded — adjective Date: 1648 lacking a sound basis ; groundless, unwarranted < an unfounded accusation > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 unfounded — un|found|ed [ ʌn faundəd ] adjective not supported with facts or evidence: These allegations are totally unfounded …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 unfounded — adjective unfounded speculation Syn: groundless, baseless, unsubstantiated, unproven, unsupported, uncorroborated, unconfirmed, unverified, unattested, unjustified, without basis, without foundation; specious, speculative, conjectural, idle;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 unfounded — UK [ʌnˈfaʊndɪd] / US [ʌnˈfaʊndəd] adjective not supported with facts or evidence These allegations are totally unfounded …

    English dictionary

  • 18 unfounded — /ʌnˈfaʊndəd / (say un fownduhd) adjective without foundation; baseless: unfounded suspicions. {un 1 + found2 + ed2} –unfoundedly, adverb –unfoundedness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 unfounded — adjective Having no strong foundation; not based on solid reasons or facts …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 unfounded — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparent, apparitional, autistic, baseless, bottomless, chimeric, contrary to fact, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, dishonest, dreamlike, dreamy, empty,… …

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