Definition of Belie

1. Verb. Be in contradiction with.

Exact synonyms: Contradict, Negate
Generic synonyms: Depart, Deviate, Diverge, Vary
Derivative terms: Contradictory, Contradictory, Contradictory, Contradictory, Negation



2. Verb. Represent falsely. "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
Exact synonyms: Misrepresent
Specialized synonyms: Sentimentalise, Sentimentalize, Distort, Falsify, Garble, Warp, Affect, Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Sham
Generic synonyms: Represent
Derivative terms: Misrepresentation

Definition of Belie

1. v. t. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.

Definition of Belie

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To lie around; encompass. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) (context: of an army) To surround; beleaguer. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To tell lies about; to slander. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To give a false representation of, to misrepresent. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To contradict, to show (something) to be false. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belie

1. to misrepresent [v BELIED, BELYING, BELIES] - See also: misrepresent

Medical Definition of Belie

1. 1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood. "Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues." (Dryden) 2. To give a false representation or account of. "Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts." (Shak) 3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander. "Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him." (Shak) 4. To mimic; to counterfeit. 5. To fill with lies. "The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world." Origin: OE. Bilien, bilien, AS. Beleogan; pref. Be- + leogan to lie. See Lie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belie

belendorffite
belepered
beletter
belfried
belfries
belfry
belga
belgard
belgards
belgas
belibel
belibelled
belibelling
belibels
belick
belie (current term)
belied
belief
belief system
belief systems
beliefful
belieffulness
beliefless
beliefs
belier
beliers
belies
beliest
belieth
believabilities

Literary usage of Belie

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"I hope that I bave shown you (ar.d jour attention makes that hope a belie') that this new field oí inve stigation is one possessing great interest arid ..."

2. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1852)
"After having, the belie/ in virtues of I he cold bath so zealously pressed into our creed, and. being assured that the height of physical felicity was the ..."

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