I'm looking for a word that means without a source but that is a little shorter and simple than sourceless. Coulnd't find any on Thesaurus.

Any suggestions?

4 Answers 4


here is a suggestion:

aseity - the quality or state of being self-derived or self-originated

link - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aseity

or try groundless or just source-less if it gets complicated.

  • +1. This is close to my suggestion as well.
    – moonstar
    Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 5:57
  • How would you use this? Your claim is aseitical!?
    – Tucker
    Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 10:12

There are words like groundless and unfounded that basically mean that you don't have supporting facts but not exactly the same as sourceless.


In the absence of more context, I suggest "self-manifested".


I'm a bit prejudiced to the concept of fons et origo but a hapax legomenon is a term of which only one instance of use is recorded and anything without an origin is cryptogenic or a term that refers to something of obscure or unknown origin.

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