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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The court in Williams failed to articulate a belief that the jury could elect to believe one aspect of the evidence while disbelieving another, and the court's holding does not indicate a conflict in the evidence.
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People should not start disbelieving democracy," he said.