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disbelieve Line breaks: dis|be¦lieve
Pronunciation: /dɪsbɪˈliːv/

Definition of disbelieve in English:


[with object]
1Be unable to believe: he seemed to disbelieve her
More example sentences
  • I do not either fully believe or fully disbelieve these stories, but I find them interesting nonetheless.
  • I don't know whether to believe them or disbelieve them.
  • ‘We just don't have enough information to believe or disbelieve anything at this point,’ he said.
not believe, not credit, give no credence to, discredit, discount, doubt, distrust, mistrust, be suspicious of, have no confidence/faith in, be incredulous of, be unconvinced about;
not accept, reject, repudiate, question, challenge, contradict
incredulous, unbelieving, doubtful, dubious, unconvinced;
1.1 [no object] Have no religious faith: to disbelieve is as much an act of faith as belief
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  • It might be that the deeply religious disbelieve in the paranormal not so much because it is wrong, but simply because they renounce the devil and all his works - including the New Age.
  • Those who disbelieve or mistrust will end up losing out,’ he said.
  • Disbelievers in Bigfoot do not disbelieve as an act of faith, but because the evidence is not persuasive.

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