disbelief


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dis·be·lief

 (dĭs′bĭ-lēf′)
n.
Refusal or reluctance to believe.

disbelief

(ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf)
n
refusal or reluctance to believe

dis•be•lief

(ˌdɪs bɪˈlif)

n.
1. the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true.
2. amazement; astonishment.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disbelief - doubt about the truth of somethingdisbelief - doubt about the truth of something  
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
2.disbelief - a rejection of beliefdisbelief - a rejection of belief    
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
scepticism, skepticism, agnosticism - the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods

disbelief

disbelief

noun
The refusal or reluctance to believe:
Translations
تَشَكُّك، عَدَم تَصْديق
nedůvěra
mistrotvivl
vantrú
inanmama

disbelief

[ˌdɪsbəˈliːf] Nincredulidad f
in disbeliefcon incredulidad

disbelief

[ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf] nincrédulité f
in disbelief → avec incrédulité
to suspend disbelief → accepter les invraisemblances

disbelief

nUngläubigkeit f; (Rel) → Unglaube m; in disbeliefungläubig

disbelief

[ˈdɪsbəˈliːf] nincredulità
in disbelief → incredulo/a

disbelieve

(disbiˈliːv) verb
not to believe. He was inclined to disbelieve her story.
ˌdisbeˈlief (-f) noun
the state of not believing. She stared at him in disbelief.

disbelief

n. incredulidad, escepticismo.
References in classic literature ?
Under the caress of his hands doubt and disbelief went out of the minds of the boys and they began also to dream.
The dull, gray weight of clouds made it invisible; but it was no hour for disbelief,--no juncture this to question that there was a sky above, and an Almighty Father looking from it!
There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at the last one pause: --through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence' doubt (the common doom), then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If.
Astonishment, that would have been as painful as it was strong, had not an immediate disbelief of the assertion attended it.
He shook off her hold; he began to gather courage again, in the intense sincerity of his disbelief, courage to face the assertion which she persisted in forcing on him.
In like manner, the disbelief of a Divine Providence renders a man incapable of holding any public station; for, since kings avow themselves to be the deputies of Providence, the Lilliputians think nothing can be more absurd than for a prince to employ such men as disown the authority under which he acts.
Yet -- I take shame to be forced to confess it -- my brother has not yet grasped the nature of the Third Dimension, and frankly avows his disbelief in the existence of a Sphere.
He was prompted to express his disbelief very strongly-- perhaps that he might call forth the proofs, if there were any to be offered.
Bertha, the slim, fair-haired girl, whose present thoughts and emotions were an enigma to me amidst the fatiguing obviousness of the other minds around me, was as absorbing to me as a single unknown to-day--as a single hypothetic proposition to remain problematic till sunset; and all the cramped, hemmed-in belief and disbelief, trust and distrust, of my nature, welled out in this one narrow channel.
It is slowly evolving itself out of a chaos of doubt and disbelief.
In the very expression of his face this naivete was unmistakably evident, this disbelief in the insincerity of others, and unsuspecting disregard of irony or humour in their words.
His dull expectation of the usual disagreeable routine with an aged patient--who can hardly believe that medicine would not "set him up" if the doctor were only clever enough--added to his general disbelief in Middlemarch charms, made a doubly effective background to this vision of Rosamond, whom old Featherstone made haste ostentatiously to introduce as his niece, though he had never thought it worth while to speak of Mary Garth in that light.