Synonyms and Antonyms of belief

  1. 1 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon <a belief in UFO's led him to relentlessly scan the nighttime skies> Synonyms credence, credit, faith Related Words axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence (also dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistence Phrases article of faith Near Antonyms distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty Antonyms disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief

  2. 2 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge <it's my belief that the sky is blue because our eyes perceive the color blue easily> Synonyms opinion, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewRelated Words say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms fact, truth

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