What does unfounded mean?

Definitions for unfoundedʌnˈfaʊn dɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unfounded.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild(adj)

    without a basis in reason or fact

    "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"


  1. unfounded(Adjective)

    Having no strong foundation; not based on solid reasons or facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfounded(adj)

    not founded; not built or established

  2. Unfounded(adj)

    having no foundation; baseless; vain; idle; as, unfounded expectations

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfounded

    un-fown′ded, adj. not founded or established: having no foundation, baseless: (Milt.) without bottom, bottomless.—adv. Unfoun′dedly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfounded in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfounded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.

  2. Cristobal Alex:

    These attacks against Secretary Castro are completely unfounded, short sighted, and only serve to pit us against each other.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    If they make unfounded criticisms, we are going to respond forcefully, if they express disagreement on issues, that's called democracy.

  4. Hamid Babaei:

    This is a baseless and unfounded allegation fabricated to tarnish the Iranian government image, particularly aimed at hampering current nuclear talks.

  5. Rachel Bronson:

    We’ve moved it backward and forward pretty equally in Republican and Democratic administrations, that’s a criticism or a charge that’s been unfounded.

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