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un·found·ed

 (ŭn-foun′dĭd)
adj.
Not based on fact or sound evidence; groundless: an unfounded allegation of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at baseless.

un·found′ed·ly adv.
un·found′ed·ness n.

unfounded

(ʌnˈfaʊndɪd)
adj
1. (of ideas, allegations, etc) baseless; groundless
2. not yet founded or established
unˈfoundedly adv
unˈfoundedness n

un•found•ed

(ʌnˈfaʊn dɪd)

adj.
1. not based on fact or reality; without foundation; groundless.
2. not established; not founded.
[1640–50]
un•found′ed•ly, adv.
un•found′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfounded - 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"

unfounded

unfounded

adjective
Having no basis or foundation in fact:
Translations
لا أساس له من الصِّحَّه
neopodstatněnýnepodložený
ubegrundet
perusteeton
tilefnislaus, staîlaus
nedibinātsnepamatots

unfounded

[ˈʌnˈfaʊndɪd] ADJinfundado, sin fundamento

unfounded

[ˌʌnˈfaʊndɪd] adj [rumours, allegations, fears] → sans fondement

unfounded

adjunbegründet, nicht fundiert; suspicion alsogrundlos; rumour also, allegationsaus der Luft gegriffen; to prove (to be) unfoundedsich als unbegründet or grundlos erweisen

unfounded

[ʌnˈfaʊndɪd] adjinfondato/a, senza fondamento

unfounded

(anˈfaundid) adjective
not based on facts or reality. The rumours are completely unfounded.
References in classic literature ?
This bold experiment upon the discernment of his countrymen has been hazarded by a writer who (whatever may be his real merit) has had no inconsiderable share in the applauses of his party[1]; and who, upon this false and unfounded suggestion, has built a series of observations equally false and unfounded.
She had soon the mortification of seeing Mr Elliot withdraw, and no one of proper condition has since presented himself to raise even the unfounded hopes which sunk with him.
I mentioned to you before that my expectation of rough usage, in consequence of my German nationality, had proved completely unfounded.
The explanation of this strange fact given by Russian military historians (to the effect that Kutuzov hindered an attack) is unfounded, for we know that he could not restrain the troops from attacking at Vyazma and Tarutino.
You see," continued Miss Higginbotham, with a smile, "that this strange story is quite unfounded as to myself; and I believe I may affirm it to be equally so in regard to my dear uncle Higginbotham.
The sweetness of the picture, and the relief of knowing that his fears of "trouble" with Zeena were unfounded, sent up his spirits with a rush, and he, who was usually so silent, whistled and sang aloud as he drove through the snowy fields.
He had not heard her divorce spoken of since Janey's first random allusion to it, and had dismissed the tale as unfounded gossip.
It was a morbid fear, and, as events turned out, an unfounded fear: but I was unable to control it.
Now tell me--if he really try, in that way, to renew your unfounded suspicion of an innocent woman, will
Is it not enough that I should have suffered as I have, night and day; that I should almost have sunk in my own estimation from very shame of having been brought into contact with such people; but must I also be exposed to this unjust and most unfounded charge
The gloom of her first anticipations was proved to have been unfounded.
Miss Tilney gently hinted her fear of being late; and in half a minute they ran downstairs together, in an alarm not wholly unfounded, for General Tilney was pacing the drawing-room, his watch in his hand, and having, on the very instant of their entering, pulled the bell with violence, ordered "Dinner to be on table directly