be without foundation

be without foundation or have no foundation
not based on fact and not possible to prove

The allegations made in the article were completely without foundation.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be without foundation — have no foundation phrase not based on fact and not possible to prove The allegations made in the article were completely without foundation. Thesaurus: not definite or based on factsynonym Main entry: foundation …   Useful english dictionary

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  • foundation — noun 1 organization that provides money for sth ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, private ▪ research VERB + FOUNDATION ▪ establish, set up, start …   Collocations dictionary

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  • foundation*/*/ — [faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [C] the most basic part of something from which the rest of it develops Syn: basis The first two years of study provide a solid foundation in computing.[/ex] a business partnership that lays the foundation for future… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • foundation — foun|da|tion [ faun deıʃn ] noun *** ▸ 1 base of building ▸ 2 most basic part ▸ 3 an organization ▸ 4 creating an organization ▸ 5 face cream/powder ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count often plural the part of a structure of a building that is below the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foundation — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of founding 2. a basis (as a tenet, principle, or axiom) upon which something stands or is supported < the foundations of geometry > < the rumor is without foundation in fact > 3. a. funds given for the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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