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[il-foun-did] /ˈɪlˈfaʊn dɪd/
based on weak evidence, illogical reasoning, or the like:
an ill-founded theory.
Origin of ill-founded
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ill-founded
  • Their fears are nearly all about fitting in and they are no less real for being generally ill-founded.
  • All too often it seems rumour or ill-founded preconceptions become the basis for judgment.
  • Yes, unfortunately this is an inbred belief which is obviously ill-founded.
  • Many of the charges of shifting responsibility are exaggerated and ill-founded.
  • The district court found that the motions were either moot as a result of its decision or otherwise ill-founded.
  • Of course, the filing of an ill-founded motion to compel discovery or for sanctions is itself sanctionable.
British Dictionary definitions for ill-founded


not founded on true or reliable premises; unsubstantiated: an ill-founded rumour
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