misbelieve

[ mis-bi-leev ]
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verb (used without object),mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing.
  1. to believe wrongly; hold an erroneous belief.

verb (used with object),mis·be·lieved, mis·be·liev·ing.
  1. to disbelieve; doubt.

Origin of misbelieve

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

Other words from misbelieve

  • mis·be·liev·er, noun
  • mis·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb

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