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mis·be·lieve

 (mĭs′bĭ-lēv′)
intr.v. mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing, mis·be·lieves
v.intr.
Archaic To hold a false or erroneous belief or opinion, especially in religious matters.
v.tr.
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.
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misbelieve

(ˌmɪsbɪˈliːv)
vb
to suppose wrongly that something is the case
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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.
In the recent times there has been a steady rise in the STIs in children probably as a consequence of increased premature sexual activity and increased child abuse because of various prevailing misbelieves and myths.14 The prevalence of childhood STIs in the present study was 0.7%.
[4)] In India, the study of permanent sterilization (both vasectomy and ligation) in family planning is still an explorable field of study as there are many misbelieves such as reduction in physical and sexual ability, its post-operative complications, and religious concern.
Self-medication is very common in Asian countries and influenced by many factors such as education, gender, socio-economic status, feeling of sympathy toward family members in sickness, lack of time in seeking health care, availability and accessibility of health services, affordability of health services, ignorance, misbelieves, extensive advertisement and availability of drugs in other than drug shops are responsible for growing trend of self-medication.
Self-medication is very common in India and influenced by many factors such as education, gender, socio-economic status, feeling of sympathy toward family members in sickness, lack of time in seeking health care, availability and accessibility of health services, affordability of health services, ignorance, misbelieves, extensive advertisement and availability of drugs in other than drug shops are responsible for growing trend of self-medication.