Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no basis or foundation in fact; unfounded.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without a base; having no foundation or support.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without a base; having no foundation or support.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of reasoning, that is based on something that is not true.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective without a basis in reason or fact

Etymologies

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base +‎ -less

Examples

  • Fox said he had now asked his permanent secretary to investigate what he called "baseless allegations".

    Liam Fox was joined by former flatmate on official visit to Sri Lanka

  • The term baseless is meaningless in this respect. another baseless assumption that he is perfect

    Dawkins and ID

  • Woerth also denied receiving under-the-table donations when he was Sarkozy's campaign fundraiser, adding that he is fed up with what he called baseless charges against him, his party and his wife.

    Sarkozy under fire over alleged illegal donations from French heiress

  • Paul Coggins, a lawyer for Mr. Ensign, said he looked forward to the ethics committee reaching the same conclusion as the Justice Department on what he called baseless allegations.

    Justice Drops Probe of Ensign

  • But his attempt to come here turned into a nightmare when he was handcuffed at Detroit Metro Airport, subjected to hours of questioning, taken to a nearby Homeland Security detention center, and then thrown out of the country the next day on what he calls baseless and vague suspicions.

    Australian at the Gates: Vanity Fair

  • The Oct. 17 motion asks a judge to grant the company anonymity for all pleadings, documents and forms related to what it calls "baseless allegations."

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The MoD last night confirmed that Dr Fox had asked his most senior official, Permanent Secretary Ursula Brennan, to look into what he describes as "baseless allegations" concerning Mr Werritty.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Iran's envoy to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, dismissed what he called "baseless allegations" about Iran's program.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • With Hevesi absent, his judge angrily stepped out of the case amid what he called baseless claims from Hevesi's lawyers that the judge had a conflict of interest.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The Ministry of Defence confirmed that Dr Fox had asked his most senior official, Permanent Secretary Ursula Brennan, to look into what he describes as "baseless allegations" concerning Adam Werrity.

    Evening Standard - Home

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  • What happens when all your base are belong to us.

    November 22, 2008

  • hah!

    November 22, 2008

  • I'm told this is what would happen to John McCain if Sarah Palin were not the Republican V.P. choice of 2008. See: epic fail.

    November 22, 2008