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unfounded

[ uhn-foun-did ]
/ ʌnˈfaʊn dɪd /
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adjective

without foundation; not based on fact, realistic considerations, or the like: unfounded suspicions.
not established; not founded: the prophet of a religion as yet unfounded.

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Origin of unfounded

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + found1 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM unfounded

un·found·ed·ly, adverbun·found·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unfounded

unfounded
/ (ʌnˈfaʊndɪd) /

adjective

(of ideas, allegations, etc) baseless; groundless
not yet founded or established

Derived forms of unfounded

unfoundedly, adverbunfoundedness, noun
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