Definition of misbelief in English:

misbelief

Syllabification: mis·be·lief
Pronunciation: /ˌmisbəˈlēf
 
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noun

  • 1A wrong or false belief or opinion: the misbelief that alcohol problems require a specialist response
    More example sentences
    • A new project should help dispel commonly held misbeliefs about Aboriginal Australians.
    • They have to denounce their previous misbeliefs about the state, learn to love conformity and hate dissent.
    • These misbeliefs are commonly associated with schizophrenia, but they can also occur in people with brain injuries, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease and dementia.
  • 1.1 less common term for disbelief.

Derivatives

misbeliever

Pronunciation: /-bəlēvər, -bē-/
noun
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  • Extremely clever volumes all, they are calculated to cause discomfort among unbelievers and misbelievers of all educational levels.
  • And all these misbelievers, these small professors of free-thinking, are usually grossly ignorant and stupid, and without exception, the most abandoned and vicious people of the place.
  • Let us add that faith does not reason: which does not mean, as so many misbelievers feign, that faith is fulfilled by blindness or ignorance of the objects of its veneration.

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