groundless

adjective
ground·​less | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)-ləs How to pronounce groundless (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Republicans were ready to try to harness the grievance among Mr. Trump’s most ardent supporters, hoping that the president’s groundless claims of fraud and a backlash to his loss could power them to a win in January. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Senate Majority in Balance as Perdue Re-election Race Goes to Runoff in Georgia," 6 Nov. 2020 On Sunday, while speaking in Dubuque, Iowa, Trump again raised his groundless assertion that the race should be called on election night, which would mean not counting tens of millions of legitimate ballots. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential California: Inching toward election day," 2 Nov. 2020 The Trump campaign continued its effort to undermine confidence in the vote, raising groundless fears of cheating and other chicanery. Author: Eli Stokols And Laura King, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump and Biden blitz key battleground states as campaign nears finish," 1 Nov. 2020 These claims were not always groundless, but their risks were consistently exaggerated. Paula Larsson, CNN, "Covid-19 anti-vaxxers use century-old arguments," 22 Oct. 2020 Some environmentalists criticized the politicians’ opposition to the bank policies as legally groundless. Christopher M. Matthews And Orla Mccaffrey, WSJ, "Banks’ Arctic Financing Retreat Rattles Oil Industry," 8 Oct. 2020 Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Thursday the accusation was groundless and offensive, and claimed Navalny was working for the CIA. Washington Post, "Inside Room 239: How Alexei Navalny’s aides got crucial poisoning evidence out of Russia," 4 Oct. 2020 Similar posts making the groundless claim were shared hundreds or thousands of times online. Beatrice Dupuy, Star Tribune, "Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis," 2 Oct. 2020 Do not let a groundless, vague dissatisfaction invade your haven. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 30 May 2020

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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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15 Nov 2020

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“Groundless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundless. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for groundless

groundless

adjective
How to pronounce groundless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of groundless

: not based on facts

groundless

adjective
ground·​less | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ləs How to pronounce groundless (audio) \

Kids Definition of groundless

: having no real reason groundless fears

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