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  • adv. In an unfounded way; without basis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a baseless or unfounded manner.


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  • Because they are stuck in the old, rigid ways of thinking about teenagers -- particularly teenage girls -- and of believing that any teenage sex is inexplicably, unfoundedly immoral.

    Kerry Cohen: Sex Education Tips

  • Giuliani also issued his own statement -- as he often does about everything under the sun these days -- expressing his vigorous opposition to such a visit, and out of complete and utter ignorance, unfoundedly accused Shiite Ahmadinejad of supporting Sunni Al Qaeda, a claim so preposterous that even the Bush administration has not made.

    Sam Sedaei: Why Rejecting Ahmadinejad's Visit Was a Big Mistake

  • “I should wish to know the author and evidence of all these suspicions, so unfoundedly urged against me?”

    The Monastery

  • In the last few days, for example, I have been pissed off at my bicycle, the computer, Geekman (entirely unfoundedly), broccoli (don't ask), Geekman again (this time moderately foundedly), John Howard (entirely foundedly), and that weird orange foamy stuff that collects around the plug-hole in the bathroom sink.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Well, that slap in the face to us is not altogether uncleverly or unfoundedly directed.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • It was maliciously yet not unfoundedly remarked that though no absolute impropriety could be detected in the manner of Mrs. Welford, she certainly seemed far from displeased with the evident homage of the young lieutenant.

    Paul Clifford — Complete

  • In separate comments to the board, he accused the U.S. and its the European Union of unfoundedly "questioning the exclusive peaceful nature of our nuclear activities without presenting any authenticated evidence."

    The Seattle Times

  • "It became clear that that vision was unfoundedly optimistic."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • “Where can be the trick in so plain an admonition,” replied Isabella; “an admonition that I must feel humbled to find it supposed, however unfoundedly, that I wanted.”

    Isabella. A Novel

  • "Might I presume so far, reverend father," said the knight, "I should wish to know the author and evidence of all these suspicions, so unfoundedly urged against me?"

    The Monastery


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