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Synonyms for belief
bɪˈlifbe·lief

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. belief

    Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.

    Synonyms:
    article of belief, article of faith, doctrine, dogma, precept, principle, teaching, tenet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. belief

    Synonyms:
    assent, faith, trust, credence, avowal, assurance, admission, conviction, opinion, permission, creed, reliance, concession, confidence

    Antonyms:
    dissent, unbelief, distrust, denial, misgiving, disavowal, rejection, disbelief

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beliefnoun

    any cognitive content held as true

    Synonyms:
    impression, opinion, notion, feeling

    Antonyms:
    unbelief, disbelief

  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"

    Synonyms:
    persuasion, touch, public opinion, flavour, stamp, mental picture, imprint, smell, ruling, view, legal opinion, flavor, tactile sensation, whim, impression, touch sensation, thought, printing, effect, picture, opinion, sentiment, spirit, tactual sensation, tone, popular opinion, whimsy, feel, judgment, judgement, feeling, depression, notion, whimsey, vox populi, intuitive feeling, look

    Antonyms:
    disbelief, unbelief

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  1. awareness

    because personal perception is relative therefore "belief "is the glue that makes knowingness stick with awareness.

    i may know without out a doubt but in fact the experience may be a shared one therefore without "belief" i may only know part not the whole of the shared experience.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    credence, credit, confidence, trust, reliance, persuasion, FAITH

  2. beliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    doctrine, tenet, dogma, opinion, creed, article of faith, profession of faith

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How to use belief in a sentence?

  1. Phaedrus:

    There is danger in both belief and unbelief.

  2. Sheikh Salman:

    Mr. Platini boasts such characteristics and has an ambitious vision to renew belief in the organization.

  3. Fran Lebowitz:

    The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive-you are leaking.

  4. Terri Burke:

    You say you have a sincerely held religious belief and you are a private adoption agency or private entity that helps place foster children -- you can say you will not place that child with gay parents .... If I'm Catholic I can say I don't want any Baptists to raise the child.

  5. Phil Kingston:

    I'm here because I have a belief that there is something greater than us, which tells me that we don't own this earth, the more we take, the less there is for future generations.


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