misbelieve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English misbelieven, misbileven, equivalent to mis- +‎ believe.

Verb[edit]

misbelieve (third-person singular simple present misbelieves, present participle misbelieving, simple past and past participle misbelieved)

  1. (intransitive) To believe incorrectly; hold to a false belief.
  2. (transitive) To disbelieve; doubt.
    • 1960, Daud Rahbar, God of Justice, page 356:
      Verily, those who misbelieve and obstruct the way of God, have erred a wide error.

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References[edit]

  • The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words,' Frederick Thomas Elworthy, Page 479