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misbelieve

[mis-bi-leev]Obsolete
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verb (used without object), mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing.
  1. to believe wrongly; hold an erroneous belief.
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verb (used with object), mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing.
  1. to disbelieve; doubt.
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Origin of misbelieve

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at mis-1, believe
Related formsmis·be·liev·er, nounmis·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb
Can be confuseddisbelieve misbelieve
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Historical Examples

  • Oh, do not shake your head, continue to misbelieve it, I entreat you.

    Old Friends an New Fancies

    Sybil G. Brinton

  • And when ye meet those who misbelieve, then strike off heads until ye have massacred them, and bind fast the bonds!