Dictionary

disbelief

noun dis·be·lief \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
DISBELIEF Defined for Kids

disbelief

noun dis·be·lief \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

Definition of DISBELIEF for Kids

:  refusal or inability to believe <She watched in disbelief.>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: disbelievePrevious Word in the Dictionary: disbarkAll Words Near: disbelief
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears