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Their dark warnings about economic collapse proved to be unfounded. The Sun (2016)The allegation is unfounded, according to police. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The board has now concluded its investigation and found these rumours to be totally unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His lawyer dismissed the allegations as unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet expectations of a deluge of cheap labour have so far proved unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The allegations were denied and they are totally unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At most this student will be remembered for a while for being the subject of unfounded allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The claims proved unfounded and were a disaster for politicians and spy chiefs alike. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My anxiety about the interview proved to be unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Early fears that residual values may be somewhat fragile have proven unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was his first run since then, but fears that he might lack race fitness proved unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But growth should benefit, while the belief that inflation will be reignited is liable to prove unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A spokesman for the party said the allegations were totally unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rumours are not unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This allegation is completely unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his worries proved unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Again, his hopes proved unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The proposal follows complaints from parents and doctors, who faced fitness to practice claims when abuse fears had proved unfounded in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I'm sure the allegations are totally unfounded and hope she gets what she deserves. The Sun (2010)But I can no longer allow her to continue to spread hurtful allegations that are totally unfounded and malicious. The Sun (2016)Sources close to her, though, said the rumours were unfounded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They said that unfounded allegations would have no effect on his'good name '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In very rare cases, the allegation may be unfounded, made out of malice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Friends may know no more than you do and some of their scare stories, which are probably totally unfounded, will not actually help. Tondeur, Keith Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)I think it is important to be clear that the Committee on Standards cleared you of the unfounded allegations made against you. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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British English: unfounded ADJECTIVE
If you describe a rumour, belief, or feeling as unfounded, you mean that it is wrong and is not based on facts or evidence.
Unfounded rumors of accounting problems hit stocks of other companies.

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