Definition of belie in English:

belie

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈlʌɪ
 
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verb (belies, belying, belied)

[with object]
  • 2Fail to fulfil or justify (a claim or expectation): the quality of the music seems to belie the criticism
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    • These figures belie the constantly repeated claims of mass popular support for the brutal war.
    • Already, we have encountered many instances that would belie any such claim.
    • The strong shows of support for him belied claims that the party was falling apart without its leader.

Origin

Old English belēogan 'deceive by lying', from be- 'about' + lēogan 'to lie'. Current senses date from the 17th century.

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