ill-founded


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ill-found·ed

(ĭl′foun′dĭd)
adj.
Having no factual basis.

ill-founded

adj
not founded on true or reliable premises; unsubstantiated: an ill-founded rumour.
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ill-founded

adjective groundless, empty, unjustified, idle, unreliable, unproven, unsubstantiated, unsupported, baseless Suspicion, however ill-founded, can poison a marriage.
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ill-founded

[ˈɪlˈfaʊndɪd] ADJ [claim, fear] → infundado, sin fundamento

ill-founded

[ɪlˈfaʊndɪd] adj (gossip) → infondato/a; (argument) → senza fondamento
References in classic literature ?
The experiment has, however, demonstrated that this expectation was ill-founded and illusory; and the observations, made under the last head, will, I imagine, have sufficed to convince the impartial and discerning, that there is an absolute necessity for an entire change in the first principles of the system; that if we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration, we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities; we must extend the laws of the federal government to the individual citizens of America; we must discard the fallacious scheme of quotas and requisitions, as equally impracticable and unjust.
For, though your accusations were ill-founded, formed on mistaken premises, my behaviour to you at the time had merited the severest reproof.
Notwithstanding, therefore, all the delicacies which love had set before him, namely, the hopes of seeing Sophia at the masquerade; on which, however ill-founded his imagination might be, he had voluptuously feasted during the whole day, the evening no sooner came than Mr Jones began to languish for some food of a grosser kind.
Edgar and Cathy would visit him, and other promises, equally ill-founded, which I invented and reiterated at intervals throughout the way.
And, just as in pulling down an old house, we usually reserve the ruins to contribute towards the erection, so, in destroying such of my opinions as I judged to be Ill-founded, I made a variety of observations and acquired an amount of experience of which I availed myself in the establishment of more certain.
She told them that, although he seemed so wrapped up in himself and, as it were, shut himself off from everyone--he took a very direct and simple view of his new life; that he understood his position, expected nothing better for the time, had no ill-founded hopes (as is so common in his position) and scarcely seemed surprised at anything in his surroundings, so unlike anything he had known before.
This necessary renovation was to be violently forced upon them, for in 1066 Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey with his army of adventurers and his ill-founded claim to the crown, and before him at Hastings fell the gallant Harold and his nobles.
Now, Colonel Pyncheon, I need hardly say, was a practical man, well acquainted with public and private business, and not at all the person to cherish ill-founded hopes, or to attempt the following out of an impracticable scheme.
But my fears were this time ill-founded; I passed the day without experiencing anything of the kind I dreaded.
"Malthus was a friend of humanity, but, with ill-founded moral principles, the friend of humanity is the devourer of humanity, without mentioning his pride; for, touch the vanity of one of these numberless philanthropists, and to avenge his self-esteem, he will be ready at once to set fire to the whole globe; and to tell the truth, we are all more or less like that.
The Prosecutor responded by submitting that both appeals are ill-founded, petitioning the Appellate Division Panel to dismiss the appeals as ill-founded and uphold the trial judgment.
In his bail application, Janjua stated that all the allegations against him regarding the video scandal are ill-founded. He has nothing to do with making of video or participation in displaying video, he added.