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Synonyms for disbelief
ˌdɪs bɪˈlifdis·be·lief

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Wiktionary

  1. disbeliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    incredulity

  2. disbeliefnoun

    Unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.

    She cried out in disbelief on hearing that terrorists had crashed an airplane into the World Trade Center in New York City.

    Synonyms:
    incredulity

  3. disbeliefnoun

    astonishment

    I stared in disbelief at the Grand Canyon.

    Synonyms:
    incredulity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disbeliefnoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incredulity, disbelief, skepticism, mental rejectionnoun

    doubt about the truth of something

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, scepticism, incredulity, skepticism, mental rejection, agnosticism

  2. unbelief, disbeliefnoun

    a rejection of belief

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, incredulity, skepticism, mental rejection

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disbeliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    scepticism, infidelity, refusal to believe

  2. disbeliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    distrust, incredulity, want of belief

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disbelief":

    incredulity, scepticism, atheism, skepticism

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How to use disbelief in a sentence?

  1. Don Henley:

    We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow, i'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.

  2. Yvette King:

    I’m really having a hard time with this. Like I said, I’m more so in disbelief that my daughter is gone. It’s like a dream and I’m going to wake up. They took my daughter.

  3. Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship, 1840:

    No sadder proof can be given by man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.

  4. George Walker Bush:

    The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  5. Tim Ash:

    So (a) green light from Trump to Turkey to go ahead and get S400s - or that is now the Turkish view, i would imagine U.S. diplomat and defense department officials are in disbelief - Trump is like the proverbial bull in the China shop.


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