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 ?
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.
My fears were groundless, however, as the other Martians, at first struck dumb with wonderment, finally broke into wild peals of laughter and applause.
You must hasten at once to the court of Ptarth, and by your presence there as well as by your words assure him that his suspicions are groundless. Bear with you the authority of the Warlord of Barsoom, and of the Jeddak of Helium to offer every resource of the allied powers to assist Thuvan Dihn to recover his daughter and punish her abductors, whomsoever they may be.
She had observed Tom's colour change at the parson's story; and that, with his hasty and abrupt departure, gave her sufficient reason to think her father's suspicion not groundless. Her heart now at once discovered the great secret to her which it had been so long disclosing by little and little; and she found herself highly interested in this matter.
He saw the uncertainty in the mare's ears and lifted the whip, but at the same time felt that his fears were groundless; the mare knew what was wanted.
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.
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.
Allen's side, of having once left her clogs behind her at an inn, and that fortunately proved to be groundless.
- FEARS LEST HE IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, FEARS SUBSEQUENTLY DISMISSED AS GROUNDLESS. - MEETING ADJOURNS.
Bardell herself seems disposed towards me, and whether it is really probable that this vile and groundless action is to be carried to extremity.
When the alarm that had tricked them into mar- riage proved to be groundless, she was angry and said bitter, hurtful things.
But as I was out of all fear of being ill-treated under the protection of so great and good an empress, the ornament of nature, the darling of the world, the delight of her subjects, the phoenix of the creation, so I hoped my late master's apprehensions would appear to be groundless; for I already found my spirits revive, by the influence of her most august presence."