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disbelieve

[ dis-bi-leev ]
/ ˌdɪs bɪˈliv /
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verb (used with object), dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing.

to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.

verb (used without object), dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing.

to refuse or reject belief; have no belief.

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Origin of disbelieve

First recorded in 1635–45; dis-1 + believe
dis·be·liev·er, noundis·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb
disbelieve , misbelieve
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British Dictionary definitions for disbelieve

disbelieve
/ (ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv) /

verb

(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
disbeliever, noundisbelieving, adjectivedisbelievingly, adverb
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