mis·​be·​lief | \ ˌmis-bə-ˈlēf How to pronounce misbelief (audio) \

Definition of misbelief

: erroneous or false belief : heresy

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Examples of misbelief in a Sentence

the common misbelief that the Great Wall of China is visible from the moon
Recent Examples on the Web This six-part series, which begins on Sunday on Showtime, isn’t easy to climb aboard, especially for American viewers steeped in the misbelief that the passions of the Vietnam War era were exclusive to the United States. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Review: In Showtime’s ‘Guerrilla,’ Radicalism Without the Mythology," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of misbelief

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Misbelief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misbelief. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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