disbelief Definition

  • 1the inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real
  • 2a feeling of not believing in someone or something

Using disbelief: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disbelief" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    She expressed disbelief at the news.

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    His story was met with disbelief by the police.

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    I watched in disbelief as the ball sailed over the fence.

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    There was disbelief on his face when he heard the news.

disbelief Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for disbelief

Phrases with disbelief

  • to temporarily accept as believable something that is not true or possible, especially in works of fiction


    In order to enjoy the movie, you have to suspend disbelief and just go along with the story.

  • to look at someone with a facial expression that shows you cannot believe what they are saying or doing


    When she told me she had won the lottery, I looked at her in disbelief.

  • unable to believe that something is true or real


    I listened to the news in disbelief.


Summary: disbelief in Brief

'Disbelief' [ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf] refers to the inability or refusal to accept something as true or real, often accompanied by doubt or mistrust. It can be seen in phrases like 'suspend disbelief,' which means to temporarily accept something that is not true, and 'look at someone in disbelief,' which describes a facial expression of incredulity.