groundless

[ ground-lis ]
/ ˈgraʊnd lɪs /
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adjective

without rational basis: groundless fears.

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Origin of groundless

before 900; Middle English: bottomless, unfathomable; Old English grundlēas.See ground1, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM groundless

ground·less·ly, adverbground·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for groundless

groundless
/ (ˈɡraʊndlɪs) /

adjective

without reason or justificationhis suspicions were groundless

Derived forms of groundless

groundlessly, adverbgroundlessness, noun
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