Disbelieve
Disbelieve Dis`be*lieve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disbelieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disbelieving}.] Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual. [1913 Webster]

Assertions for which there is abundant positive evidence are often disbelieved, on account of what is called their improbability or impossibility. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]


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  • disbelieve — [dis΄bə lēv′, dis′bə lēv′] vt. disbelieved, disbelieving to refuse to believe; reject as untrue vi. to refuse to believe (in) disbeliever n …   English World dictionary

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  • disbelieve — /dɪsbəˈliv / (say disbuh leev) verb (t) (disbelieved, disbelieving) 1. to reject as false: I disbelieve your statement. –phrase 2. disbelieve in, to have no faith in: I disbelieve in ready made solutions. –disbelieving, adjective –disbelievingly …   Australian English dictionary

  • disbelieve — UK [ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv] / US [ˌdɪsbɪˈlɪv] verb [transitive] Word forms disbelieve : present tense I/you/we/they disbelieve he/she/it disbelieves present participle disbelieving past tense disbelieved past participle disbelieved to not believe someone or …   English dictionary

  • disbelieve — disbeliever, n. disbelievingly, adv. /dis bi leev /, v., disbelieved, disbelieving. v.t. 1. to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings. v.i. 2. to refuse or reject belief; have no belief. [1635 45;… …   Universalium

  • disbelieve — verb a) Not believe. He chose to disbelieve the bad news as inconceivable. b) Actively deny a statement, opinion or perception …   Wiktionary

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