disbelieve Definition

  • 1to not believe something or someone
  • 2to reject as false

Using disbelieve: Examples

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

  • Example

    I disbelieve his story.

  • Example

    She disbelieves in ghosts.

  • Example

    Many people disbelieve the official explanation of the accident.

disbelieve Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for disbelieve

Phrases with disbelieve

  • difficult to accept as true or real


    It's hard to believe that he is already 50 years old.

  • used to introduce a surprising or unusual fact, which may be difficult to believe


    Believe it or not, I have never tasted pizza before.

  • make-believe

    pretend or imaginary


    The children were playing make-believe with their dolls and toys.


Summary: disbelieve in Brief

The verb 'disbelieve' [ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv] means to not believe something or someone, or to reject as false. It is often used in formal contexts, and has synonyms like 'distrust,' 'doubt,' and 'skepticism.' Common phrases include 'hard to believe,' 'believe it or not,' and 'make-believe.'