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misbelieve

[ mis-bi-leev ]
/ ˌmɪs bɪˈliv /
Obsolete
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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.

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Origin of misbelieve

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at mis-1, believe

OTHER WORDS FROM misbelieve

mis·be·liev·er, nounmis·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misbelieve

disbelieve, misbelieve
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