unfounded

unfounded
[[t]ʌ̱nfa͟ʊndɪd[/t]]
ADJ
If you describe a rumour, belief, or feeling as unfounded, you mean that it is wrong and is not based on facts or evidence.

There were unfounded rumours of alcohol abuse...

The allegations were totally unfounded...

However, these fears proved unfounded.

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  • Unfounded — Un*found ed, a. 1. Not founded; not built or established. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no foundation; baseless; vain; idle; as, unfounded expectations. Paley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfounded — I adjective baseless, empty, erroneous, fabricated, fallacious, false, fictitious, fictus, fraudulent, groundless, idle, illogical, insubstantial, invented, spurious, suppositional, supposititious, trumped up, unattested, unauthenticated,… …   Law dictionary

  • unfounded — 1640s, having no foundation or basis, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FOUND (Cf. found) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfounded — *baseless, groundless, unwarranted Analogous words: *false, wrong: *misleading, deceptive: mendacious, *dishonest, untruthful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unfounded — [adj] not based on fact baseless, bottomless, deceptive, fabricated, fallacious, false, foundationless, gratuitous, groundless, idle, illogical, mendacious, misleading, offbase, spurious, trumped up*, uncalled for, unjustified, unproven, unreal,… …   New thesaurus

  • unfounded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having no foundation or basis in fact …   English terms dictionary

  • unfounded — [unfoun′did] adj. not founded on fact or truth; baseless …   English World dictionary

  • unfounded — un|found|ed [ʌnˈfaundıd] adj unfounded statements, feelings, opinions etc are wrong because they are not based on facts unfounded rumours/claims/allegations etc ▪ Unfounded rumours began circulating that Ian and Susan were having an affair. prove …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfounded — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ seem ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, quite, simply (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • unfounded — unfoundedly, adv. unfoundedness, n. /un fown did/, adj. 1. without foundation; not based on fact, realistic considerations, or the like: unfounded suspicions. 2. not established; not founded: the prophet of a religion as yet unfounded. [1640 50;… …   Universalium

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