ill-founded

[ il-foun-did ]
/ ˈɪlˈfaʊn dɪd /

adjective

based on weak evidence, illogical reasoning, or the like: an ill-founded theory.

Nearby words

  1. ill-favored,
  2. ill-favoured,
  3. ill-fitted,
  4. ill-fitting,
  5. ill-formed,
  6. ill-gotten,
  7. ill-gotten gains,
  8. ill-informed,
  9. ill-intentioned,
  10. ill-judged

Origin of ill-founded

First recorded in 1665–75

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British Dictionary definitions for ill-founded

ill-founded

adjective

not founded on true or reliable premises; unsubstantiatedan ill-founded rumour
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