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unfounded

Has someone ever told a complete lie about you? Then what they said was unfounded. There is nothing behind an unfounded statement.

Things that are unfounded include lies, myths, and sometimes rumors. If something is unfounded, then there is no truth to it: the facts won't back it up. People often use this word when denying something: they'll say "Your words are unfounded!" Made-up creatures like unicorns and werewolves are unfounded. If you're writing a paper for school, you've better make sure nothing in your paper is unfounded — research the facts instead.

Definitions of unfounded
  1. adjective
    without a basis in reason or fact
    unfounded suspicions”
    synonyms: baseless, groundless, idle, unwarranted, wild
    unsupported
    not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid
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