misbelieve

[mis-bi-leev]Obsolete

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

to believe wrongly; hold an erroneous belief.

verb (used with object), mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing.

to disbelieve; doubt.

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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Related Words for misbelieve

discredit, mistrust, disbelieve, question, doubt, suspect

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