- to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
- to refuse or reject belief; have no belief.
Origin of disbelieve
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Examples from the Web for disbelieve
I was supposed to disbelieve everything the Israelis just told me.Inside Obama’s Iran Sanctions Strategy
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
November 14, 2013
I have looked down on dead Marines this way, trying to disbelieve them back to life.America’s Lost Decade in Iraq: A Marine Officer Looks Back
March 19, 2013
You may disbelieve the promise, but I'm afraid you can't simply instruct the voters to agree with you.Who's Got the Edge Going Into the VP Debate?
October 11, 2012
There's another reason to disbelieve in a conspiracy: the number comes too late to do any good.Why Would the BLS Bother to Cook the Books?
October 5, 2012
Some" may disbelieve these things, but even among conservatives, it is unlikely to be a very big "some.The Overheated Case Against Romneycare
August 4, 2012
But accident enabled us to hear from your own lips, details which we could not disbelieve.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Even good Bishop Jewel did not disbelieve in the power of the evil eye.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
I did not imagine, I only heard and believed—and now I have seen, and I disbelieve.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
I cannot yet detect any signs of such an alliance, and disbelieve the story.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
The former has sworn that she mentioned it to no one, and there is no reason to disbelieve her.The Macdermots of Ballycloran</p>
- (tr) to reject as false or lying; refuse to accept as true or truthful
- (intr usually foll by in) to have no faith (in)disbelieve in God
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Word Origin and History for disbelieve
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