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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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The years would pass and he would always mistrust her smile, suspect her eyes; he would always misbelieve her voice, he would never have faith in her silence.
Yet when the individual or whole nation suffers the belated consequences of that sin, the prophets preach grace and mercy, a joyful message the people also typically misbelieve and fail to grasp fully.
Many older smokers misbelieve that they are too old to quit or too old to benefit from quitting.