They are not wrongheaded … so much as hazily over-optimistic, ungrounded in what Europe really is, and governed by wishful thinking.—Nicholas Fraser
: not connected electrically with the ground
an ungrounded outlet
Examples of ungrounded in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOne $5 cable—since discontinued on Amazon—has no shielding, an ungrounded and non-reinforced shell, rubber strain relief, and has the pins running straight to the wires, with no board in between.—Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2023 My shame is not ungrounded.—Ginny Hogan, The Atlantic, 15 Nov. 2021 Just an ungrounded hunch.—BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 Whether the fears are warranted or ungrounded, Congress isn’t even having the right debate, according to Senate Finance Committee chair Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon.—WIRED, 23 Feb. 2023 The title stems from one of her dad’s favorite Grateful Dead lyrics, shared during a text message poetry exchange that started when Chisholm felt particularly ungrounded in Australia.—Kat Bein, SPIN, 15 Feb. 2023 Even Reddit is helping Trump successfully spread ungrounded conspiracies about ballot-stuffing in Arizona.—WIRED, 23 Oct. 2022 Ideas like Fuller’s—optimistic, far-reaching, ungrounded in politics and material reality—can do anything and everything, this book insists.—Rebecca Onion, The New Republic, 19 Aug. 2022 Management is so amorphous that the workers’ perspectives feel arbitrary and ungrounded.—Stephen Kearse, The Atlantic, 15 Apr. 2022 See More
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