having no base; without foundation; groundless: a baseless claim.
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How to use baseless in a sentence
The baseless claims damaged Dominion’s reputation and business, the company said in its lawsuit against Giuliani.Dominion Voting tells Facebook, Parler and other social media sites to preserve posts for lawsuits | Rachel Lerman | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The military and its proxy have since been alleging voter fraud, claims the election commission dismissed as baseless.In Myanmar coup, Suu Kyi’s ouster heralds return to military rule | Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
He warned top party officials that she had made several dangerous, baseless claims, and that she would tear apart the GOP if she won.How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans | Michael Kranish, Reis Thebault, Stephanie McCrummen | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Greene drew criticism over her fringy endorsement of baseless conspiracy theories during her campaign, but her corner of Georgia is roughly 3-to-1 Republican.Why Republicans Can’t Win on QAnon-Supporting Marjorie Taylor Greene | Philip Elliott | January 28, 2021 | Time
Now that Greene is in Congress, the situation has spun further out of control for the GOP, with a steady stream of revelations about her extreme views and advocacy for fringe causes and baseless claims.The GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene problem is spinning out of control | Aaron Blake | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
But I remain in prison on these baseless allegations while waiting for the chance to prove my innocence.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These non-attitudes, or baseless opinions, can drag the data away from a position of reliability or usefulness.
Can misogynistic and baseless tabloid narratives go out of style?Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston | Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman | August 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And revolutionary courts often convict and sentence journalists to prison on these baseless charges.
But in federal court, if you pursue an “objectively baseless” claim, you can be sanctioned by the court (PDF) under Rule 11.Obama Should Counter John Boehner’s Lawsuit—and Here’s How He Can Do It | Dean Obeidallah | July 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was all unreal, as unreal as the baseless fabric of a dream; and yet it was real, wondrously real.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
He presented flower after flower to her in that baseless morning dream, which was all too quickly ended.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Dr. Palfrey's language presents all such pretensions and proceedings as baseless and puerile.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
Absurdly baseless as it is, it found believers in the old time among men of culture and intellectual force.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
According to another legend equally baseless, he was lodged on the second and third floors of the Beauchamp tower.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for baseless
not based on fact; unfounded: a baseless supposition
- baselessly, adverb
- baselessness, noun
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