verb (used with object), dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing.
Related formsdis·be·liev·er, noundis·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb
Can be confuseddisbelieve misbelieve
Examples from the Web for disbelieving
“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet instead of disbelieving that the facts will set us free, we cling to them as if they were spoils of war.
Spahn was stunned, disbelieving, but he told them what he knew.
We instantly imagine an elephant with pink skin, before we “engage in disbelieving it.”
A stalwart Democrat, he is disbelieving that so many of his Democratic colleagues voted against him.Rangel Lawsuit Against Ethic Committee Hinges on Secret Memo|Eleanor Clift|April 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rather heavy brows were lifted slightly in a disbelieving stare.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
Soul, Grotius falsly accused of disbelieving its immortality, 326.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
It is ignoring and disbelieving the fact that nothing can be accomplished by one's own vexed effort.Epistle Sermons, Vol. III|Martin Luther
We felt justified in disbelieving all Mrs. Ransom had said when we found out that Martha had not "gone under" at all.My Little Sister|Elizabeth Robins
Infidel, in′fi-del, adj. unbelieving: sceptical: disbelieving Christianity.