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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
First recorded in 1665-75; dis-1 + belief
Can be confused
disbelief, misbelief, unbelief.
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disbelief

/ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf/
noun
1.
refusal or reluctance to believe
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Word Origin and History for disbelief
n.

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

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