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groundless

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adjective ground·less \ˈgrau̇n(d)-ləs\

Simple Definition of groundless

  • : not based on facts

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of groundless

  1. :  having no ground or foundation <groundless fears>

groundlessly adverb
groundlessness noun

Examples of groundless in a sentence

  1. <please stop making groundless accusations against people you happen to dislike>

  2. <fears of a strike proved groundless>



1602

First Known Use of groundless

1602

Rhymes with groundless


GROUNDLESS Defined for Kids

groundless

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adjective ground·less \ˈgrau̇nd-ləs\

Definition of groundless for Students

  1. :  having no real reason <groundless fears>





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