baseless

[beys-lis]

adjective

having no base; without foundation; groundless: a baseless claim.

Nearby words

  1. basedow's disease,
  2. basehearted,
  3. basel,
  4. basel-land,
  5. basel-stadt,
  6. baseline,
  7. baseliner,
  8. baseman,
  9. basement,
  10. basement complex

Origin of baseless

First recorded in 1600–10; base1 + -less

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British Dictionary definitions for baseless

baseless

adjective

not based on fact; unfoundeda baseless supposition
Derived Formsbaselessly, adverbbaselessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for baseless

baseless

adj.

c.1600, from base (n.) + -less. Related: Baselessly; baselessness.

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