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  • n. The state or condition of being groundless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being groundless.

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

  • n. the quality of lacking substance or value


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groundless +‎ -ness


  • And that's why I used earlier on the admittedly quite controversial word, 'groundlessness'.

    Not Being Serious: Thomas Merton and Karl Barth

  • According to an early metaphor, he seeks to "lay the groundwork" for metaphysics, but later on he speaks rather of the "groundlessness" or "abyss" Abgrund that his question opens up.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • It's about experiencing the groundlessness of the teaching moment instead of hiding in self-doubt or hardening yourself by being a know-it-all or sticking to your material.

    Tara Sophia Mohr: Teach Now: An Interview with Jennifer Louden

  • Earthquakes, especially catastrophic ones, shake our confidence in the very ground we stand on and confront us with the groundlessness of our existence, wherein no certainty, safety, or continuity of being can be assured.

    Robert D. Stolorow: Japan's Earthquake and Apocalyptic Terror

  • I have learned that when we accept the "groundlessness" of that, as the Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chodron says, when we breathe into it and find that there is actually comfort in the not-knowing, it's easy to hold that space.

    Laura Munson: Certain Uncertainty

  • So don't be afraid of softness, openness, and the groundlessness that can accompany the giving up of concept.

    Susan Piver: 3 Reasons to Meditate

  • Intimated, estimated, and closely timed: clocked by the fast paced — fast spaced — misfires of the determinate across the terrain of its own groundlessness.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • I used to be so aware of that abyss yawning before me, that I would feel the sidewalk falling away beneath my feet, and reeling in groundlessness I would literally experience nausea.

    Why someTHINGS and not noTHINGS at all?

  • Therefore it is no surprise that he thought seriously about the groundlessness of concepts where no methods were available for their measurement.


  • He manages to make a pleasure -- and experiential sense -- out of the contemplation of such complex Buddhist notions as emptiness, groundlessness, self versus not-self, "reality" and delusion.

    Peter Clothier: Heart Beat: A Book Review


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