Definition of disbelieve
: to hold not worthy of belief : not believe
: to withhold or reject belief
Examples of disbelieve in a Sentence
Several jurors disbelieved the witness's testimony.
many disbelieved the medium's claims that she could communicate with the spirits of the dead
Recent Examples of disbelieve from the Web
For many victims in the U.S. and elsewhere, the cardinal’s case revives painful memories of being disbelieved and dismissed after suffering abuses in childhood at the hands of priests who were respected, even beloved, in their communities.
If so many people can come forward and still be disbelieved, the devaluation of women’s voices is clear.
Font FamilyProportional Sans-Serif Impressed with him, Dre called Snoop, but Snoop was disbelieving.
The study of atheists—merely people who disbelieve or lack belief in the existence of God or gods 1 —is thus a central testing ground for basic theory on the origins of religious and supernatural beliefs (Norenzayan & Gervais, 2013).
The believers will continue to believe, the disbelievers will continue to disbelieve, and the rest of us will sit in the middle and say, ‘
MELBOURNE, Australia — When Stan Wawrinka’s final backhand return landed just long, Roger Federer raised his arms in a hesitant way that appeared to be a half-triumphant, half-disbelieving shrug.
Braxton laughed, disbelieving, as Angel put the injunctions back in order.
People with strong partisan tendencies tend to automatically believe, agree, disbelieve, disagree with statements that have yet to be checked for its truthiness.
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First Known Use of disbelieve
DISBELIEVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disbelieve for English Language Learners
: to not believe (someone or something)
DISBELIEVE Defined for Kids
Definition of disbelieve for Students
: to think not to be true or real The jury disbelieved the story.
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