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

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The Turkish government has said accusations that Halkbank helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions are groundless and based on fabricated documents. Michael C. Bender, WSJ, "U.S. Rebuffs Effort to Tether Bank Fine to Pastor’s Release," 19 Aug. 2018 That report, however, says that fear is groundless. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Study shows Kentucky counties are 'wildly inconsistent' when it comes to bail treatment," 11 June 2019 Last year, Iran’s government dismissed charges against Mabna as groundless. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Iranian Group Blamed for Cyberattack on Australia’s Parliament," 21 Feb. 2019 China’s Defense Ministry publicly dismissed the U.S. complaint as groundless at the time. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "Laser From Chinese Base Aimed at U.S. Military Pilots In Africa’s Skies, Pentagon Charges," 3 May 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 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

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First Known Use of groundless

1602, in the meaning defined above

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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

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