groundless

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

Definition of groundless 

: having no ground or foundation groundless fears

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Other Words from groundless

groundlessly adverb
groundlessness noun

Examples of groundless in a Sentence

please stop making groundless accusations against people you happen to dislike fears of a strike proved groundless

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The Trump administration has dismissed the case as groundless, and Mr. Brunson has denied the charges. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "Talks Fail to Break Impasse on U.S. Pastor Held in Turkey," 8 Aug. 2018 Trump administration officials and their allies have charged that the system is rife with fraud and groundless claims and have demanded stricter standards. chicagotribune.com, "Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border," 7 June 2018 Trump administration officials and their allies have charged that the system is rife with fraud and groundless claims and have demanded stricter standards. chicagotribune.com, "Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border," 7 June 2018 The opinion also found the claims about Burbey’s alleged conduct that led to the ban were groundless. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Moving back to classroom, Harford teachers union leader steps down," 6 July 2018 Trump has been fomenting a trade war, hurling wild and largely groundless accusations at America’s allies. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western Alliance," 8 June 2018 Trump administration officials and their allies have charged that the system is rife with fraud and groundless claims and have demanded stricter standards. The Christian Science Monitor, "Asylum-seekers line up at US-Mexico border," 8 June 2018 Trump administration officials and their allies have charged that the system is rife with fraud and groundless claims and have demanded stricter standards. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "Immigrants-rights group says up to 120 asylum seekers — separated from children — being held at SeaTac prison," 8 June 2018 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday continued to deny and deflect blame, claiming again that British allegations of Russian involvement in Skripal’s poisoning were groundless and anti-Russian. Matthew Bodner, Washington Post, "Britain’s top diplomat accuses Putin of being behind Russian spy poisoning," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of groundless

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of groundless was in 1602

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groundless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of groundless

: not based on facts

groundless

adjective
ground·​less | \ˈgrau̇nd-ləs \

Kids Definition of groundless

: having no real reason groundless fears

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