I adjective baseless, controvertible, doubtful, erroneous, false, groundless, incorrect, insupportable, questionable, unauthentic, unconformable, undemonstrable, unmaintainable, unprovable, untenable, untrue, untrustworthy, unvenfiable, wrong II index baseless, debatable, disputable, doubtful, dubitative, erroneous, ill-founded, illogical, insubstantial, untenable

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