disbelief

noun
dis·​be·​lief | \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf How to pronounce disbelief (audio) \

Definition of disbelief

: the act of disbelieving : mental rejection of something as untrue

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Examples of disbelief in a Sentence

She stared at him in utter disbelief. their story explaining their absence was met with frank disbelief
Recent Examples on the Web But his second shot on No. 18 failed to clear the water in front of the green by about a foot, leaving him in disbelief. The Salt Lake Tribune, "BYU grad Mike Weir earns his first pro golf victory in 14 years," 2 May 2021 With the keeper out of position, Hyndman rammed his shot off the side of the goal and crumpled to the turf in disbelief. Paul Newberry, ajc, "Barco, Hyndman goals lead Atlanta United past Chicago 3-1," 25 Apr. 2021 Nuriddin said the verdict had left her in disbelief, in large part due to her own experience with a police killing. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, "A conversation at a Phoenix barbershop: 'Finally, for once, somebody has got justice'," 25 Apr. 2021 The Philadelphia center was flat on his back in disbelief over the near-make that would have sent the game to overtime. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Suns survive heave from Embiid in 116-113 win over 76ers," 22 Apr. 2021 The Philadelphia center was flat on his back in disbelief over the near-make that would have sent the game to overtime. Dan Gelston, ajc, "Suns survive heave from Embiid in 116-113 win over 76ers," 22 Apr. 2021 When the next one also cleared the yellow line in right, the Angels reliever simply stood atop the mound and stared toward the outfield, seemingly frozen in disbelief. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: Short-handed Clippers defeat Grizzlies," 22 Apr. 2021 There were days Charly Arnolt would stand in disbelief as the glitz, grit, sweat and raw extravaganza of WWE played out around her. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Indy's Charly Arnolt (WWE's Charly Caruso) lands full-time job at ESPN: 'It's been a wild ride'," 19 Apr. 2021 Pham, standing on first base, grabbed his helmet, staring in disbelief. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Bad blood continues to bubble up as Los Angeles Dodgers get best of San Diego Padres again," 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of disbelief

1672, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disbelief was in 1672

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8 May 2021

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“Disbelief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbelief. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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disbelief

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disbelief

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

disbelief

noun
dis·​be·​lief | \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēf How to pronounce disbelief (audio) \

Kids Definition of disbelief

: refusal or inability to believe She watched in disbelief.

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