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[beys-lis] /ˈbeɪs lɪs/
having no base; without foundation; groundless:
a baseless claim.
Origin of baseless
1600-10; base1 + -less Unabridged
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Examples from the web for baseless
  • But it can also emulate a mouse or baseless joystick.
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  • The company describes the suit as baseless, but refuses to discuss it in detail.
  • It is true that axioms can not be proven within their domain but that doesn't mean they are baseless or derived from faith.
  • It was brushed aside as if it were too baseless a question to hold any merit.
  • There must be some need that is being satisfied by these baseless beliefs.
  • baseless invective and vitriolic railing against reason.
  • His supporters say the charges are a baseless, heavy-handed effort to silence an internationally known critic.
  • These postings included false information about the issuers and baseless price predictions.
British Dictionary definitions for baseless


not based on fact; unfounded: a baseless supposition
Derived Forms
baselessly, adverb
baselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for baseless

c.1600, from base (n.) + -less. Related: Baselessly; baselessness.

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