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Definition of "ill-founded" []

  • Having no factual basis. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-founded" in a sentence
  • "Its goal is to explain the motivations behind the real grammar of English and to debunk ill-founded claims about what is grammatical and what isn't."
  • "Washington's recent objections to the anti-Baathist vetting of parliamentary candidates expose an ill-founded and counterproductive fear of a Shiite-dominated Iraq."
  • "These experiences must not be sacrificed for ill-founded, short-term considerations."