defy belief

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of defy belief

: to be unbelievable : to be not deserving to be believed
  • His story about UFOs defies belief.

Word by Word Definitions

defy play
  1. : to challenge to combat

  2. : to challenge to do something considered impossible : dare

  3. : to confront with assured power of resistance : disregard

  1. : challenge, defiance

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

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

  3. : conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence


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