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disbelieve

[dis-bi-leev] /ˌdɪs bɪˈliv/
verb (used with object), disbelieved, disbelieving.
1.
to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in:
to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
verb (used without object), disbelieved, disbelieving.
2.
to refuse or reject belief; have no belief.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; dis-1 + believe
Related forms
disbeliever, noun
disbelievingly, adverb
Can be confused
disbelieve, misbelieve.
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British Dictionary definitions for disbelieving

disbelieve

/ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reject as false or lying; refuse to accept as true or truthful
2.
(intransitive) usually foll by in. to have no faith (in) disbelieve in God
Derived Forms
disbeliever, noun
disbelieving, adjective
disbelievingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disbelieving
disbelieve
1640s, from dis- + believe.
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