adjective Date: 1602 having no ground or foundation <
groundless fears
groundlessly adverbgroundlessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • groundless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not based on any good reason …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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