follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

disbelief

[dis-bi-leef] /ˌdɪs bɪˈlif/
noun
1.
the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true.
2.
amazement; astonishment:
We stared at the Taj Mahal in disbelief.
Origin of disbelief
1665-1675
1665-75; dis-1 + belief
Can be confused
disbelief, misbelief, unbelief.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for disbelief
British Dictionary definitions for disbelief

disbelief

/ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf/
noun
1.
refusal or reluctance to believe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for disbelief
n.

1670s; see dis- + belief. A Latin-Germanic hybrid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for disbelief

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for disbelief

15
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for disbelief