disbelieve

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Etymology[edit]

Coined circa 1640, from dis- +‎ believe.

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disbelieve (third-person singular simple present disbelieves, present participle disbelieving, simple past and past participle disbelieved)

  1. Not believe; to exercise disbelief.
  2. Actively deny a statement, opinion or perception.
    He chose to disbelieve the bad news as inconceivable.

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