Definition of Disbelieve

1. Verb. Reject as false; refuse to accept.

Exact synonyms: Discredit
Generic synonyms: Reject
Specialized synonyms: Doubt, Distrust, Mistrust, Suspect
Antonyms: Believe
Derivative terms: Disbeliever



Definition of Disbelieve

1. v. t. Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual.

Definition of Disbelieve

1. Verb. Not believe; to exercise disbelief. ¹

2. Verb. Actively deny a statement, opinion or perception. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disbelieve

1. [v -LIEVED, -LIEVING, -LIEVES]

Medical Definition of Disbelieve

1. Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual. "Assertions for which there is abundant positive evidence are often disbelieved, on account of what is called their improbability or impossibility." (J. S. Mill) Origin: Disbelieved; Disbelieving. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disbelieve

disbarred
disbarring
disbars
disbase
disbased
disbases
disbasing
disbecame
disbecome
disbecomes
disbecoming
disbelief
disbeliefs
disbelievable
disbelievably
disbelieve
disbelieved
disbeliever
disbelievers
disbelieves
disbelieving
disbelievingly
disbench
disbenched
disbenches
disbenching
disbend
disbending
disbends
disbenefit

Literary usage of Disbelieve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"I.) A careful investigation of the woman's history led me to disbelieve that the swelling was possibly syphilitic. This view was further supported by the ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"An heretical Mahometan sect, who disbelieve in God, the resurrection, and a future life. They think that tho world is the production of four eternal ..."

3. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"Does he deride and disbelieve the law which seems to conduct our star of empire westward ? Oh no! Hear him : — " He believed that the system of law and of ..."

4. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"... ridiculous thing imaginable, to affect to disbelieve any of the facts therein recorded on account of the remoteness of the times in which they occurred. ..."

5. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"Thus the members of a Christian community being presumed to entertain the common faith, no man is supposed to disbelieve the existence and moral government ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"... insisting that the teaching given in them was calculated to make the pupils disbelieve in the Catholic religion, and to otherwise corrupt their morals. ..."

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