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base·less

 (bās′lĭs)
adj.
Having no basis or foundation in fact; unfounded.
Synonyms: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted
These adjectives mean being without a basis or foundation in fact: a baseless accusation; groundless rumors; idle gossip; unfounded suspicions; unwarranted jealousy.

baseless

(ˈbeɪslɪs)
adj
not based on fact; unfounded: a baseless supposition.
ˈbaselessly adv
ˈbaselessness n

base•less

(ˈbeɪs lɪs)

adj.
having no base; without foundation; groundless: a baseless claim.
[1600–10]
base′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.baseless - without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"
unsupported - not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid; "unsupported accusations"

baseless

baseless

adjective
Having no basis or foundation in fact:
Translations
بِدون أساس، لا أساس لَهُ
bezpodstatnýnepodložený
grundløsuberettiget
tilhæfulaus
asılsıztemelsiz

baseless

[ˈbeɪslɪs] ADJinfundado

baseless

[ˈbeɪsləs] adj (= unfounded) [accusation, rumour, report] → sans fondement

baseless

adj accusations etcohne Grundlage, aus der Luft gegriffen; fears, suspicion alsounbegründet, grundlos

baseless

[ˈbeɪslɪs] adj (gossip) → infondato/a

base1

(beis) noun
1. the foundation, support, or lowest part (of something), or the surface on which something is standing. the base of the statue; the base of the triangle; the base of the tree.
2. the main ingredient of a mixture. This paint has oil as a base.
3. a headquarters, starting-point etc. an army base.
verb
(often with on) to use as a foundation, starting-point etc. I base my opinion on evidence; Our group was based in Paris.
ˈbaseless adjective
without foundation or reason. a baseless claim.
References in classic literature ?
There is hardly a servant-maid in these days who is not better informed than Miss Nancy; yet she had the essential attributes of a lady--high veracity, delicate honour in her dealings, deference to others, and refined personal habits,--and lest these should not suffice to convince grammatical fair ones that her feelings can at all resemble theirs, I will add that she was slightly proud and exacting, and as constant in her affection towards a baseless opinion as towards an erring lover.
It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; when the Land of Three Dimensions seems almost as visionary as the Land of One or None; nay, when even this hard wall that bars me from my freedom, these very tablets on which I am writing, and all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.
He had made, as I have said, to create on the premises the baseless sense of a reprieve, his three absences; and the result of the third was to confirm the after-effect of the second.
At this moment he was lying ill of fever in the clay lands near Curitiba in Brazil, having been drenched with thunder-storms and persecuted by other hardships, in common with all the English farmers and farm-labourers who, just at this time, were deluded into going thither by the promises of the Brazilian Government, and by the baseless assumption that those frames which, ploughing and sowing on English uplands, had resisted all the weathers to whose moods they had been born, could resist equally well all the weathers by which they were surprised on Brazilian plains.
His regret was for his baseless disloyalty to one who had saved the lives of every member of his party, and offered harm to none.
Moreover, the assertion made by various writers that his cold was the cause of his dispositions not being as well planned as on former occasions, and of his orders during the battle not being as good as previously, is quite baseless, which again shows that Napoleon's cold on the twenty-sixth of August was unimportant.
She was right, and for their sake, if not for his own, this passion, which could bear no fruit, must be cut off, uprooted, shown to be as visionary and baseless as she had maintained.
It had been easy for me to gain a temporary effect by a mirage of baseless opinion; but it is ever the trial of the scrupulous explorer to be saluted with the impatient scorn of chatterers who attempt only the smallest achievements, being indeed equipped for no other.
Her perfectly baseless conviction that time would yet bring about my meeting with Mary, partly irritated, partly amused me.
All the hints and affirmations of others I treated as malignant, baseless slanders; your own self-accusations I believed to be overstrained; and all that seemed unaccountable in your position I trusted that you could account for if you chose.
Reader of the books of evil, one more word before I blow away your baseless nightmares for ever.
The baseless fabric of a vision, then, shall furnish my theme--chosen with apologies and regrets instead of the more limited field of pretty Polly's small talk.