disbelief


dis·be·lief

noun \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

: a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real

Full Definition of DISBELIEF

:  the act of disbelieving :  mental rejection of something as untrue

Examples of DISBELIEF

  1. She stared at him in utter disbelief.
  2. <their story explaining their absence was met with frank disbelief>

First Known Use of DISBELIEF

1672

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