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    Default Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

    Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

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    Default Re: Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

    I can think of no word that can be used as a precise antonym of 'founded' in such contexts as:

    The school was founded in 1732.
    The USA is a nation founded on certain ideals.


    Indeed, I can't think of an antonym of 'founded' in many contexts.

    Possibly 'dissolved' works in "The monasteries were founded in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and dissolved in the sixteenth.

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    Default Re: Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

    In its meaning of 'groundless' or 'baseless', as in 'My suspicions proved to be unfounded', the best single word antonym I can think of is 'justified'.

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    Default Re: Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

    well-founded, is it ok?

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    Default Re: Which word is the opposite of "unfounded" ?

    Yes.

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