Definition of unfounded in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfoundəd/


Having no foundation or basis in fact: her persistent fear that she had cancer was unfounded
More example sentences
  • From there on rational thought was lost in a fug of unfounded speculation.
  • It's my own duty to expose Caz for the flimsy lies and unfounded insults she slaps up here on a weekly basis.
  • Mr Grant's letter was far from accurate, in fact the statements he made would appear to be unfounded.
groundless, baseless, unsubstantiated, unproven, unsupported, uncorroborated, unconfirmed, unverified, unattested, unjustified, without basis, without foundation;
specious, speculative, conjectural, idle;
false, untrue



Example sentences
  • The most effective and educated way to encourage acceptance of one way of life is hardly to unfoundedly denounce others.
  • Yet Virginia Beach policy, which O'Reilly unfoundedly blames for the death of the two girls, is in complete accordance with the Virginia state code.
  • Your article, unfoundedly, paints a very gloomy picture of what is, in fact, a great opportunity for Canadian investment.


Example sentences
  • This lack of unfoundedness, especially for the audience, is what makes the film so disturbing.
  • But nonetheless, he would wind up pointing out to them the unfoundedness of some of their most fundamental assumptions.
  • This proposition has only to be stated clearly for its unfoundedness to be clear.

Words that rhyme with unfounded

unbounded, ungrounded

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Syllabification: un·found·ed

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