Definition of disbelief in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsbɪˈliːf/


[mass noun]
1Inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real: Laura shook her head in disbelief
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  • My first reaction on discovering the burglary was disbelief, indignation and real sadness.
  • This is just sickening us all and there's a real sense of disbelief here.
  • It must survive rejection or disbelief to either be accepted or at least raise a reasonable doubt.
incredulity, incredulousness, lack of belief, lack of credence, lack of conviction, scepticism, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, questioning, cynicism, suspicion, distrust, mistrust, wariness, chariness;
bewilderment, bafflement, surprise, shock, stupefaction, confusion, perplexity
1.1Lack of faith: I’ll burn in hell for disbelief
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  • He discussed and investigated the philosophical basis and long history of atheism and disbelief.
  • Depending on what aspects of the evidence you choose to stress or underplay, it's not that hard to conclude that belief or disbelief in afterlife is warranted.
  • Now he is presenting nothing less than an entire history of atheism, and an impassioned argument for disbelief in all things supernatural.

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