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v. dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing, dis·be·lieves
To refuse to believe or accept; reject: There is no reason to disbelieve his story.
To withhold or reject belief.

dis′be·liev′er n.
dis′be·liev′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.disbelievingly - in an incredulous mannerdisbelievingly - in an incredulous manner; "the woman looked up at her incredulously"
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[ˌdɪsbəˈliːvɪŋlɪ] advin modo incredulo, con incredulità
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