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misbelief

[mis-bi-leef] /ˌmɪs bɪˈlif/
noun
1.
erroneous belief; false opinion.
2.
erroneous or unorthodox religious belief.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see mis-1, belief
Can be confused
disbelief, misbelief, unbelief.
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Examples for misbelief
  • Much of the misbelief with which emotion has fantasied alcohol derives from a cloudy conception of its general metabolism.
  • Another common misbelief is that generic drugs take longer to work.
  • It is a common misbelief that computerized and advanced equipment mikes no errors in measurement.
  • There is a common misbelief that the deeper a well, the cleaner the water.
British Dictionary definitions for misbelief

misbelief

/ˌmɪsbɪˈliːf/
noun
1.
a false or unorthodox belief
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