be without foundation
- not based on fact and not possible to prove
The allegations made in the article were completely without foundation.
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without foundation — index gratuitous (unwarranted), ill founded, illogical, insubstantial, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), unfounded, unsupporte … Law dictionary
without foundation — Synonyms and related words: baseless, built on sand, empty, groundless, idle, ill founded, not well founded, unbased, unfounded, ungrounded, unsupportable, unsupported, unsustainable, unsustained, untenable, unwarranted, vain, without basis … Moby Thesaurus
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
foundation — foun|da|tion W2 [faunˈdeıʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(building)¦ 2¦(basic idea)¦ 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(establishment)¦ 5 be without foundation 6 lay/provide the foundation(s) for something 7¦(skin)¦ 8 shake/rock the foundations of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) … Dictionary of contemporary English
foundation — noun 1 organization that provides money for sth ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, private ▪ research VERB + FOUNDATION ▪ establish, set up, start … Collocations dictionary
foundation — [[t]faʊnde͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ foundations 1) N COUNT: usu the N of/for n The foundation of something such as a belief or way of life is the things on which it is based. Best friends are the foundation of my life... The issue strikes at the very… … English dictionary
foundation */*/*/ — UK [faʊnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms foundation : singular foundation plural foundations 1) [countable, often plural] the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it How long will it take to finish… … English dictionary
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