Synonyms and Antonyms of belie
to give a misleading impression of
- His bright smile belied his actual mood, which was really one of great sadness.
camouflage, cloak, conceal, counterfeit, disguise, hide, mask, obscure
color, deceive, distort, falsify, garble, mislead, misrender, misreport, twist
dissemble, feign, pretend
to prove to be false
- The latest information belies the old theory.
document, evidence, evince, record, show, support, witness
back (up), buttress, corroborate, substantiate
adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify
demonstrate, display, illustrate, manifest
to keep secret or shut off from view
- The security council issued false assurances that belied the true gravity of the situation.
blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, hide, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veil
bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother
gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash
becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shade
bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil