Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

belief

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of belief

  1. 1 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon <a belief in UFO's led him to relentlessly scan the nighttime skies> Synonyms credence, credit, faith Related Words axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence (also dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistence Phrases article of faith Near Antonyms distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty Antonyms disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief

  2. 2 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge <it's my belief that the sky is blue because our eyes perceive the color blue easily> Synonyms opinion, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewRelated Words say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms fact, truth





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up belief? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a block used as a base for a statue

Get Word of the Day daily email!