disbelief

noun dis·be·lief \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of disbelief

: 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

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First Known Use of disbelief

1672



DISBELIEF Defined for English Language Learners

disbelief

noun

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

noun dis·be·lief \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf \

Definition of disbelief for Students

: refusal or inability to believe She watched in disbelief.


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