Definition of baseless in English:



  • 1Without foundation in fact.

    ‘baseless allegations’
    • ‘Mr Krishna had said Mr Gowda's 29-page letter to Mr Singh contained ‘wild and baseless allegations’.’
    • ‘Colin Powell says that the kidnapping allegations are ‘absolutely baseless, absurd’.’
    • ‘The article is full of baseless facts with no specified source.’
    • ‘You know, when you take a country to war on particular grounds, and those grounds prove baseless, the ethical thing to do is to resign.’
    • ‘Gian refused to meet the police summons for questioning, saying that the allegations against him were baseless.’
    • ‘However, Milne's claim that he published Freedland's piece as part of ‘a genuine pluralism of opinion’ is in fact baseless.’
    • ‘He argued that this was confirmatory of the fact that their allegations against him were baseless and were designed to divert attention from their own misconduct.’
    • ‘Wilson's baseless speculation did not accurately reflect the movement's activities in Uzbekistan or our program for reform.’
    • ‘Police has contested news report about the recovery of a stolen vehicle from police station Safakadal, terming it baseless and fabricated.’
    • ‘Mr Hoggart soon abandons his baseless allegations against innocent dogs, and reports on real questions (ie ones which had occurred to me).’
    • ‘Obviously it is not baseless, because the facts are here, in black and white.’
    • ‘It is often vindictive, lying, erroneous, deceitful, baseless, and devoid of any fact.’
    • ‘I hereby clarify that this allegation is baseless and unsubstantiated.’
    • ‘Well, first of all, I must reject that baseless allegation.’
    • ‘But don't let that stop you from your baseless conjecture, Josh.’
    • ‘I understand this is a lecture, and one aimed at lowly game developers, but the amount of almost baseless belief offered as fact is more than a little annoying.’
    • ‘Tony Abbott certainly believes if you repeat it often enough a baseless assertion becomes fact.’
    • ‘These questions are baseless and meaningless.’
    • ‘Now that Salon has backed away from the e-mail story, Krugman's allegations seem completely baseless.’
    • ‘Honestly and truthfully, I'd like to underline the point that your claim above is definitely baseless, misleading and untrue.’
    groundless, unfounded, unsubstantiated, unproven, unsupported, uncorroborated, untested, unconfirmed, unverified, unattested, unjustified, unwarranted, foundationless, ill-founded, without basis, without foundation, not backed up by evidence
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  • 2Architecture
    (of a column) not having a base between the shaft and pedestal.

    • ‘Its parts—the simple, baseless columns, the spreading capitals, and the triglyph-metope frieze above the columns—constitute an aesthetic development in stone that incorporated variants on themes used in earlier wood and brick.’
    • ‘It is indeed difficult to believe that the plain, sturdy, baseless column of the latter order could have been developed out of the Mycenaean shaft.’
    • ‘The simplicity of the original Doric baseless column even became the focal point in any discussion on the excellence of Greek art.’