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groundless

[ ground-lis ]SEE DEFINITION OF groundless

Synonyms for groundless

  • baseless
  • false
  • flimsy
  • gratuitous
  • illogical
  • illusory
  • unfounded
  • unjustified
  • unsupported
  • unwarranted
  • bottomless
  • causeless
  • chimerical
  • empty
  • foundationless
  • idle
  • imaginary
  • unauthorized
  • uncalled-for
  • unprovoked
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Antonyms for groundless

  • correct
  • genuine
  • justified
  • real
  • reasonable
  • right
  • substantiated
  • warranted
  • called-for
  • grounded
  • proven
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROUNDLESS

Possibly the suspicion, the fear that beset him was groundless.

Captain Dan's fears concerning the safety of his showcases were groundless.

He soon discovered, to his delight, that these fears were groundless.

But if he feared a physical assault, his fear was groundless.

It must be owned that his melancholy is anything but groundless.

But her apprehensions were groundless; the rectitude of his own heart was a bar to the suspicion of her's.

Because I had certain information that this accusation was groundless.

They were fearful of a surprise attack but their fears proved to be groundless.

I need scarcely say that the tradition was groundless, but we worked it shamelessly.

The majority, however, consider the accusations as groundless.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grundleas "bottomless, unfathomable, vast;" see ground (n.) + -less. Figurative sense of "unfathomable" is from early 14c. Related: Groundlessly; groundlessness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GROUNDLESS

baseless

adjectivewithout substantiation
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