beggar belief

Definition of beggar belief

chiefly British

  1. :  to be unbelievable or not deserving to be believed :  to defy belief It almost beggars belief that anyone can be so cruel.

Word by Word Definitions

beggarplay
  1. :  one that begs (see 1beg 1)

    :  a person who lives by asking for gifts

    :  pauper

  1. :  to reduce to poverty or the practice of asking for charity :  to reduce to beggary

    :  to exceed the resources or abilities of :  defy

beliefplay
  1. :  a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing

    :  something that is accepted, considered to be true, or held as an opinion :  something believed

    :  a tenet or body of tenets held by a group


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