Dictionary

disbelieve

verb dis·be·lieve \-ˈlēv\

: to not believe (someone or something)

Full Definition of DISBELIEVE

transitive verb
:  to hold not worthy of belief :  not believe
intransitive verb
:  to withhold or reject belief
dis·be·liev·er noun
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of DISBELIEVE

  1. Several jurors disbelieved the witness's testimony.
  2. <many disbelieved the medium's claims that she could communicate with the spirits of the dead>

First Known Use of DISBELIEVE

circa 1644
DISBELIEVER Defined for Kids

disbelieve

verb dis·be·lieve \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēv\
dis·be·lieveddis·be·liev·ing

Definition of DISBELIEVE for Kids

:  to think not to be true or real <The jury disbelieved the story.>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: disbenefitPrevious Word in the Dictionary: disbeliefAll Words Near: disbelieve
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