verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
Examples from the Web for belied
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.
With a soft smile and a shrug that belied by his steely eyes, he replied, “Start another.”Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He belied his stated remorse as it became clear his primary regret was that he had landed himself behind bars.34 Years Later, Gunshots Still Echo From a Senseless Killing|Michael Daly|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Spike, she of the punk-rocker hair that belied a gentle personality, eventually opted to keep the baby (Emma).
"It is nothing," he replied in a voice which belied his words.Abb Aubain and Mosaics|Prosper Mrime
I hope that it is not a frequent feeling with me in any case, and, that if it appear so, I am belied by my own warmth of manner.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You believe in purity and duty and dignity, and you live in a world in which they're daily belied.Madame de Mauves|Henry James
"Not I," answered the captain, but with a most provoking look of scepticism, which belied his words.Tales of the Wonder Club|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
Duke de Chartres was a young Prince of great promise, as young Princes often are; which promise unfortunately has belied itself.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for belied
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (tr)
Word Origin for belie
Word Origin and History for belied
Old English beleogan "to deceive by lies," from be- + lie (v.1) "to lie, tell lies." Current sense of "to contradict as a lie" is first recorded 1640s. The other verb lie once also had a formation like this, from Old English belicgan, which meant "to encompass, beleaguer," and in Middle English was a euphemism for "to have sex with" (i.e. "to lie with carnally").