groundless

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English groundles, from Old English grundlēas, from Proto-Germanic *grundulausaz, equivalent to ground +‎ -less. Cognate with Dutch grondeloos, German Low German grundlos, German grundlos, Danish grundløs, Swedish grundlös.

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groundless (comparative more groundless, superlative most groundless)

  1. Without any grounds to support it; baseless.
    • 2013, Delme Parfitt in Wales Online, Cardiff City 1 - 0 Swansea City: Steven Caulker heads Bluebirds to South Wales derby win (3 November 2013)
      At that stage any fears among home fans of a possession monopoly by Laudrup's side were proving groundless, with Cardiff having their fair share of the ball and territory.

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