disbelief

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noun dis·be·lief \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

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 English Language Learners

disbelief

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noun dis·be·lief \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf\

Definition of disbelief for English Language Learners

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


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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