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disbelief

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noun dis·be·lief \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

Simple Definition of disbelief

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disbelief

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

Examples of disbelief in a sentence

  1. She stared at him in utter disbelief.

  2. <their story explaining their absence was met with frank disbelief>



1672

First Known Use of disbelief

1672



DISBELIEF Defined for Kids

disbelief

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noun dis·be·lief \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

Definition of disbelief for Students

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





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