verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
- belgrano, manuel,
- believe it or not
Origin of belie
Examples from the Web for belying
He was on his guard directly, and said coldly, "You have been belying me to my very clerk."Hard Cash|Charles Reade
He glanced at her and their eyes met, the reproach in his own belying his words.Jude the Obscure|Thomas Hardy
He spoke deliberately, but his brows were slightly drawn, belying the coolness of his speech.The Tidal Wave and Other Stories|Ethel May Dell
We have seen them belying all the pretty traditions about their modest and retiring ways.The Children's Book of Gardening|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
There was a glitter in Terry's eyes, belying the lips which smiled in keeping with the character he presented.Northern Lights, Complete|Gilbert Parker
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (tr)
Word Origin for belie
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").