from The Century Dictionary.
- In a groundless manner; without adequate reason or cause; without authority or support.
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- adverb In a
groundlessmanner; without justification.
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Their title groundlessly insinuated that the freedom of the press had lately suffered, or was now threatened with, some violation.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 05 (of 12) Edmund Burke 1763
We were audaciously (and groundlessly) hoping he was a stealth radical.
Adam Neiman: The Blame Game Adam Neiman 2010
In their 2007 complaint, the plaintiff-tenants alleged that Pinnacle and Wiener fraudulently inflated rents, failed to make needed repairs and groundlessly harassed tenants out of rent-regulated apartments throughout New York City.
The U.S. statement, which ignored facts and groundlessly accused the Chinese government, is a rude interference in China's internal affairs and its judicial sovereignty, Hong was quoted as saying.
Full-figured, amply-fleshed and almost preternaturally—though not groundlessly—self-confident, this rap star turned actress turned movie star makes the most of every moment on screen.
'Contraband': Almost Illegally Entertaining Joe Morgenstern 2012
Bouncing groundlessly on the air bubbles outside the Hayward on Waterloo Bridge; back and back again.
Orpheus Revisited 2010
Then I quickly mounted the steps, and the so groundlessly devoted faces of the domestics up in the vestibule delighted me like a lovely surprise.
The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories Franz Kafka 2000
All this is likely to do is dominate another news cycle, with pundits endlessly and groundlessly speculating about the campaign's internal dynamics.
Is that why the Attorney General dismissed all charges against him -- while making no attempt to deal with all those Democrats who've been illegally, and groundlessly, harassed and punished?
Also, the Office of Special Counsel would gain the authority to take disciplinary action against officials who groundlessly deny requests.