Definition of ungrounded in English:

ungrounded

adjective

  • 1Having no basis or justification; unfounded.

    ‘ungrounded fears’
    • ‘‘The scientific claims that they make to justify discouraging the treatment are ungrounded,’ he adds.’
    • ‘Fair enough; ungrounded rhetoric does little good.’
    • ‘Although some patients cite potential addiction as a reason for rejecting painkillers, Jamison says such fears are ungrounded.’
    • ‘‘We think the petition is ungrounded because we have done nothing different than what has been done in the previous few years,’ he said.’
    • ‘At a meeting on July 11 the Government analysed in detail the Russian position and reached the decision that it was ungrounded and with no legal or factual basis.’
    • ‘But the assertion is ungrounded, and just plain silly.’
    • ‘Such ‘laws’ appear ungrounded on any principle or necessity.’
    • ‘We can let all the other imprecise statements and ungrounded assertions go, but you should at least try to address these points.’
    • ‘However similar fears before the introduction of the current tuition fee proved ungrounded.’
    • ‘The exclamation mark suggests her fear is ungrounded, but the grandfather's answer is emphatic and direct.’
    • ‘He then proceeded, with carefully chosen facts and figures, to argue quite persuasively that all of these fears are ungrounded.’
    • ‘This proposed model for understanding the evolution of feathers is rife with ungrounded assumptions and unsupported conclusions.’
    • ‘As he has recently shown, the planters' fears were ungrounded.’
    • ‘All of these worries may, of course, be totally ungrounded.’
    • ‘The idea the liberals lack morals and are the cause of the breakdown of civilization is factually and historically ungrounded.’
    • ‘These ungrounded rumors wildly combine incongruous prejudices and fears that seem to have no source but are always a repetition of someone else's repetition.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the people on the other side of the fight are often those who build their case on third-hand information and ungrounded fears.’
    • ‘Questioning doctrine and the trappings of religion doesn't mean that Jones' work should be read as sacrilegious or spiritually ungrounded.’
    • ‘Nothing is truly comparable to this Russian holiday based on unfounded expectations and ungrounded hopes culminating in one night of absolute happiness.’
    • ‘So the Minister can certainly take a call and take an opportunity of satisfying me that my fears are ungrounded.’
    untenable, flawed, defective, faulty, ill-founded, flimsy, weak, shaky, unreliable, questionable, dubious, tenuous, suspect, illogical, irrational, unfounded, ungrounded, unsubstantiated, unsupported, specious, hollow, spurious, false, fallacious, fallible, erroneous, wrong, sophistic, casuistic
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  • 2Not electrically earthed.

    ‘an ungrounded screen can act as an antenna’
    • ‘Isolated, ungrounded power systems may allow leakage currents, also known as hazard currents, to flow from the power system to the ground.’
    • ‘A friend suggested that I replace the ungrounded outlets in my bathroom with GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) outlets for added safety.’
    • ‘During the subsequent refueling from a Naval fuel dump at that location, an electrical spark jumped from the ungrounded bilge pump to the fuel on the trailing edge of the wing, causing the edge and both ailerons to be destroyed.’
    • ‘A 30-year-old employee in an elevated basket came in contact with an ungrounded incoming power line energized by induced voltage from a nearby conductor.’
  • 3Not properly instructed or proficient in (a subject or activity).

Pronunciation:

ungrounded

/ʌnˈɡraʊndɪd/