Definition of Groundless

1. Adjective. Without a basis in reason or fact. "Unwarranted jealousy"

Exact synonyms: Baseless, Idle, Unfounded, Unwarranted, Wild
Similar to: Unsupported
Derivative terms: Idleness



Definition of Groundless

1. a. Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; as, groundless fear; a groundless report or assertion.

Definition of Groundless

1. Adjective. Without any grounds to support it; baseless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Groundless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groundless

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groundhog
groundhogs
groundhopper
groundhoppers
grounding
groundings
groundkeeper
groundkeepers
groundless (current term)
groundlessly
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groundling
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groundouts
grounds

Literary usage of Groundless

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"These cases, it may be remembered, are of four sorts : I. Where punishment would be groundless. 2. Where it would be inefficacious. 3. ..."

2. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (1887)
"ON groundless HOPES OF HEAVEN. [The Smile's Vocation. 1638.] I BESEECH you observe it, it is true here as they said, " Saul hath slain his thousands, ..."

3. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"I will first consider some groundless objections which are made to judiciary law. I then will remark on some of the evils XXXVIII ..."

4. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"... are only impertinent badge* of slavery imposed upon them, without any sufficient reason, by the groundless jealousy nf the merchants and manufacturen ..."

5. The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow: Being Anecdotes of by Rees Howell Gronow, Joseph Grego (1892)
"groundless FABRICATIONS.—The occurrences of that day undoubtedly struck a terror into the hearts of the people of Paris which will never be obliterated, ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"... owing to the ' dark insinuations of hellish groundless envy,' avowing his attachment to the British constitution, and saying 1 hat he was unnerved by ..."

7. The North Americans of Antiquity: Their Origin, Migrations, and Type of by John Thomas Short (1879)
"Wilson's Measurements — Dr. Morton's Theory of Ethnic Unity groundless — Ethnic Relationships — Typical Mound-skull — Crania from the River Rouge — Dr. ..."

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