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intr.v. mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing, mis·be·lieves
Archaic To hold a false or erroneous belief or opinion, especially in religious matters.
1. Archaic To believe falsely or erroneously in (a doctrine or opinion, for example).
2. To refuse to believe; disbelieve.

mis′be·liev′er n.


to suppose wrongly that something is the case
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misbelieve - hold a false or unorthodox beliefmisbelieve - hold a false or unorthodox belief  
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
believe - follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
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Lawrence's charcoals, and wretched Martellino's body) becomes a symbol of the inflation of false miracles: real miracles might lose their significance and be misbelieved if the clergy continue to take advantage of the humbles' gullibility.