groundless

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

Definition of groundless

: having no ground or foundation groundless fears

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' groundless claims of election fraud aren't going away anytime soon. Nicholas Riccardi, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021 The Como investigation found the accusations to be groundless. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Since election day, more evidence has proved that Trump’s claims of fraud are groundless. Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2021 Despite the January 6 assault on the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters that came shortly after Mr. Trump held a rally in Washington, the ex-president has not given up his groundless assertions that the election was rigged or stolen. CBS News, 30 July 2021 McAuliffe said that event raised groundless questions about election security and undermined faith in democracy. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 On social media, some government and state media accounts promoted yet another groundless theory from an obscure Italian tabloid, which alleged the US military had spread the coronavirus to Italy through a blood donation program. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 6 Aug. 2021 In a May statement to the radio station, the Blackhawks said the allegations directed at it were groundless. Jay Cohen, ajc, 12 July 2021 In a May statement to the radio station, the Blackhawks said the allegations directed at it were groundless. Jay Cohen, ajc, 12 July 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'groundless.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of groundless

1602, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About groundless

Time Traveler for groundless

Time Traveler

The first known use of groundless was in 1602

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near groundless

ground lemon

groundless

ground lily

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for groundless

Last Updated

4 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Groundless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundless. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for groundless

groundless

adjective

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

More from Merriam-Webster on groundless

Nglish: Translation of groundless for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of groundless for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!