disbelieving


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dis·be·lieve

 (dĭs′bĭ-lēv′)
v. dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing, dis·be·lieves
v.tr.
To refuse to believe or accept; reject: There is no reason to disbelieve his story.
v.intr.
To withhold or reject belief.

dis′be·liev′er n.
dis′be·liev′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disbelieving - denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religiondisbelieving - denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion; "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"
incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

disbelieving

adjective incredulous, doubting, sceptical, doubtful, suspicious, dubious, unconvinced, distrustful, mistrustful, unbelieving `Is that so?' he asked, in a disbelieving tone.

disbelieving

adjective
Refusing or reluctant to believe:
Translations

disbelieving

[ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvɪŋ] ADJincrédulo

disbelieving

adj, disbelievingly
advungläubig

disbelieving

[ˌdɪsbəˈliːvɪŋ] adj (smile, look) → incredulo/a
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Micawber; a pretence I took the liberty of disbelieving.
In the first place, she persisted in disbelieving the whole of the matter; secondly, she was very sure that Mr.
I should be glad to hear your reasons for disbelieving Mr.
In time he came to the stone wall, and, half disbelieving his experience, he sought in the road for tracks, and found them--moccasin tracks, large ones, deep-bitten into the dust at the toes.
Each of them said a few words which no one ever thought of disbelieving.
The state of mind in which we merely consider a proposition, without believing or disbelieving it, will then appear as a sophisticated product, the result of some rival force adding to the image-proposition a positive feeling which may be called suspense or non-belief--a feeling which may be compared to that of a man about to run a race waiting for the signal.
Comrade Ossipon assumed correctly that no woman was capable of wholly disbelieving such a statement.
dropping her voice she passionately reproduced the doubt, the reproach and censure of the blind disbelieving Jews, who in another moment would fall at His feet as though struck by thunder, sobbing and believing.
When eyes were left so disbelieving, that even to this day, it seems hard to imagine it was seen.
HAMPSHIRE threw away victory before their disbelieving supporters, needing 56 off 10 to beat Gloucestershire but making only 55 for six.
Of course you are, sir," said the disbelieving medic.
Chris Powell clears a cross with his nose and looks through tearful and disbelieving eyes to discover it was meant to be a handball in the same Goodison defeat.