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 ?
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.
In this view belief is not a positive phenomenon, though doubt and disbelief are so.
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.
Under the caress of his hands doubt and disbelief went out of the minds of the boys and they began also to dream.
It is slowly evolving itself out of a chaos of doubt and disbelief.
That the place was haunted by the spirit of the late Silas Deemer was now well known to every resident of Hillbrook, though many affected disbelief.
Konstantin Levin heard him, and the disbelief in the sense of all public institutions, which he shared with him, and often expressed, was distasteful to him now from his brother's lips.
The magistrate appeared at first perfectly incredulous, but as I continued he became more attentive and interested; I saw him sometimes shudder with horror; at others a lively surprise, unmingled with disbelief, was painted on his countenance.
Astonishment, that would have been as painful as it was strong, had not an immediate disbelief of the assertion attended it.
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.
Weston, which they seemed to find such pleasure in describing to me; and hearing things asserted of him which, from the character of the man, I knew to be exaggerations and perversions of the truth, if not entirely false--things derogatory to him, and flattering to them--especially to Miss Murray--which I burned to contradict, or, at least, to show my doubts about, but dared not; lest, in expressing my disbelief, I should display my interest too.
No effort of faith is necessary to believe in such a god; no effort of will can possibly induce disbelief in such a god.