AskDefine | Define disbelieve

Dictionary Definition

disbelieve v : reject as false; refuse to accept [syn: discredit] [ant: believe]

User Contributed Dictionary



dis- + believe


  1. The act of not believing.
  2. Actively denying a statement, opinion or perception.
    He chose to disbelieve the bad news as inconceivable.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be skeptical, deny, discredit, distrust, doubt, eschew, gag on, misbelieve, mistrust, negate, not accept, not admit, not believe, not buy, not fall for, not go for, not swallow, question, refuse to admit, refuse to believe, refuse to credit, reject, resist believing, scoff, scorn, scout, suspect, unbelieve
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