[ mis-bi-leev ]
/ ˌmɪs bɪˈliv /

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.

Nearby words

  1. misbefall,
  2. misbegotten,
  3. misbehave,
  4. misbehavior,
  5. misbelief,
  6. misbetide,
  7. misborn,
  8. misbrand,
  9. misc.,
  10. misc. doc.

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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