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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"


[ˌdɪsbəˈliːvɪŋlɪ] advin modo incredulo, con incredulità
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You can walk around a supermarket and buy a M16 machine gun," notes James, disbelievingly, "but to them, everybody else has got 'em, [they're thinking], 'I've got to protect my family'.
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After the conversation was through, the professor eased himself into his chair and disbelievingly gazed out the window at the fading January light.
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I killed ten, perhaps 11, over three days,' she says, slowly and almost disbelievingly, counting the murders on her fingers.