groundless


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ground·less

 (ground′lĭs)
adj.
Having no ground or foundation; unsubstantiated: groundless optimism. See Synonyms at baseless.

ground′less·ly adv.
ground′less·ness n.

groundless

(ˈɡraʊndlɪs)
adj
without reason or justification: his suspicions were groundless.
ˈgroundlessly adv
ˈgroundlessness n

ground•less

(ˈgraʊnd lɪs)

adj.
without rational basis; unfounded: groundless fears.
[before 900]
ground′less•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.groundless - 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"

groundless

groundless

adjective
Having no basis or foundation in fact:
Translations
لا أساس لَه، غير مُبَرَّر، بدون سبب
bezdůvodný
grundløs
ástæîulaus
asılsıznedensiztemelsiz

groundless

[ˈgraʊndlɪs] ADJsin fundamento

groundless

[ˈgraʊndləs] adj [fear, allegation, charge] → sans fondementground level n
at ground level → au niveau du sol

groundless

[ˈgraʊndlɪs] adjinfondato/a

ground2

(graund) noun
1. the solid surface of the Earth. lying on the ground; high ground.
2. a piece of land used for some purpose. a football ground.
verb
1. to base. His argument is grounded on a series of wrong assumptions.
2. to (cause a ship to) hit the seabed or shore and remain stuck.
3. to prevent (an aeroplane, pilot) from flying. All planes have been grounded because of the fog.
ˈgrounding noun
the teaching of the basic facts of a subject. a good grounding in mathematics.
ˈgroundless adjective
without reason. Your fears are groundless.
grounds noun plural
1. the garden or land round a large house etc. the castle grounds.
2. good reasons. Have you any grounds for calling him a liar?
3. the powder which remains in a cup (eg of coffee) which one has drunk. coffee grounds.
ground floor
the rooms of a building which are at street level. My office is on the ground floor; (also adjective) a ground-floor flat.
groundnutpeanutˈgroundwork noun
work done in preparation for beginning a project etc.
break new ground
to deal with a subject for the first time.
cover ground
to deal with a certain amount of work etc. We've covered a lot of ground at this morning's meeting.
get (something) off the ground
to get (a project etc) started.
hold one's ground
to refuse to move back or retreat when attacked. Although many were killed, the soldiers held their ground.
lose ground
to (be forced to) move back or retreat. The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.
References in classic literature ?
When the alarm that had tricked them into mar- riage proved to be groundless, she was angry and said bitter, hurtful things.
It took me months to assure myself that those fears were groundless, but I did assure myself at last by experimenting diligently through my agent.
While he spoke, Emma's mind was most busy, and, with all the wonderful velocity of thought, had been ableand yet without losing a word to catch and comprehend the exact truth of the whole; to see that Harriet's hopes had been entirely groundless, a mistake, a delusion, as complete a delusion as any of her ownthat Harriet was nothing; that she was every thing herself; that what she had been saying relative to Harriet had been all taken as the language of her own feelings; and that her agitation, her doubts, her reluctance, her discouragement, had been all received as discouragement from herself.
To his surprise, and, it must be added, to his relief, also, his apprehensions proved to be groundless.
At first I was in daily dread of his taking my education in hand again, or of Miss Murdstone's devoting herself to it; but I soon began to think that such fears were groundless, and that all I had to anticipate was neglect.
Upon the slightest and most unreasonable pretences, as well as upon accusations the most absurd and groundless, their persons and property were exposed to every turn of popular fury; for Norman, Saxon, Dane, and Briton, however adverse these races were to each other, contended which should look with greatest detestation upon a people, whom it was accounted a point of religion to hate, to revile, to despise, to plunder, and to persecute.
My fears were groundless, however, as the other Martians, at first struck dumb with wonderment, finally broke into wild peals of laughter and applause.
My fears, however, were groundless, for he held up his two hands imploringly, and made his petition in a moving manner.
Critics, he says, jump at certain groundless conclusions; they pass adverse judgment and then proceed to reason on it; and, assuming that the poet has said whatever they happen to think, find fault if a thing is inconsistent with their own fancy.
Also, they used to pinch me as we were on our way to dinner or tea, and to make groundless complaints of me to the head mistress.
All my researches were absolutely fruitless; my security on the last point was proved by the event to be equally groundless with my other calculations.
Breckenridge assured them that their suspicions were entirely groundless, and pledged himself that nothing of the kind should take place.