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having no base; without foundation; groundless:
a baseless claim.
Contemporary Examples

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 17, 2014

This is, in my view, a baseless smear against Democrats, who deserve better than to be associated with the likes of Charlie Crist.
Good Riddance to a Worthless Pol Reihan Salam April 28, 2010

When I refused a quickie divorce on his terms, he served me with divorce papers filled with baseless complaints.
My Fight to Stop My Divorce Beverly Willett August 27, 2010

The charges were as convoluted, baseless—and to the average voter, as opaque as the confected allegations about Benghazi.
The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP Robert Shrum May 16, 2013

It’s almost tempting to be thankful to Palin, and her baseless conviction that a majority of Americans are on her side.
Election Night Fallout The Daily Beast November 2, 2010

Historical Examples

It is considered “smart” by those who mistake denunciation and abuse for wit, and baseless assumption for truth.
Facts and Figures Concerning the Hoosac Tunnel John J. Piper

Like the baseless fabric of a vision Left not a wrack behind.
The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne

He again dismisses the widely accepted theory of a period of gloom and increasing pessimism as baseless.
An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway Martin Brown Ruud

But my fears that their mental suggestions might obsess her were baseless.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson

The whole of the propositions following the first are so built upon it, that if it fails they are baseless.
A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh

not based on fact; unfounded: a baseless supposition

c.1600, from base (n.) + -less. Related: Baselessly; baselessness.


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