ill founded


ill founded
without a good reason, not based on fact

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ill-founded — adj formal based on something that is untrue ▪ His fears proved ill founded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-founded — I adjective apocryphal, baseless, empty, erroneous, fallacious, false, fanciful, groundless, inaccurate, incorrect, insubstantial, sophistic, sophistical, suppositional, trumped up, unbased, unconfirmed, unfounded, ungrounded, unsubstantial,… …   Law dictionary

  • ill-founded — [il′foun′did] adj. not supported by facts or sound reasons …   English World dictionary

  • ill-founded — adj baseless, groundless, without foundation, unjustified, unsupported, unconfirmed ≠ substantiated, verified * * * ˌill ˈfounded [ill founded] adjective (formal) not based on fact or truth • …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-founded — ADJ GRADED Something that is ill founded is not based on any proper proof or evidence. Suspicion and jealousy, however ill founded, can poison a marriage …   English dictionary

  • ill-founded — /il fown did/, adj. based on weak evidence, illogical reasoning, or the like: an ill founded theory. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-founded — adjective formal not based on true facts: Unfortunately her faith in British justice proved ill founded …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-founded — /ˈɪl faʊndəd/ (say il fownduhd) adjective on a weak or illogical basis: an ill founded plea for mercy …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-founded — ill found|ed [ ,ıl faundəd ] adjective FORMAL not based on truth or facts ─ opposite WELL FOUNDED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill-founded — adjective not based on fact or reliable evidence …   English new terms dictionary