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To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
Louis L'Amour

Meaning of "disbelieve" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISBELIEVE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISBELIEVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Disbelieve is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb disbelieve in English.

WHAT DOES DISBELIEVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of disbelieve in the English dictionary

The definition of disbelieve in the dictionary is to reject as false or lying; refuse to accept as true or truthful. Other definition of disbelieve is usually foll by in to have no faith.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DISBELIEVE

PRESENT

Present
I disbelieve
you disbelieve
he/she/it disbelieves
we disbelieve
you disbelieve
they disbelieve
Present continuous
I am disbelieving
you are disbelieving
he/she/it is disbelieving
we are disbelieving
you are disbelieving
they are disbelieving
Present perfect
I have disbelieved
you have disbelieved
he/she/it has disbelieved
we have disbelieved
you have disbelieved
they have disbelieved
Present perfect continuous
I have been disbelieving
you have been disbelieving
he/she/it has been disbelieving
we have been disbelieving
you have been disbelieving
they have been disbelieving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I disbelieved
you disbelieved
he/she/it disbelieved
we disbelieved
you disbelieved
they disbelieved
Past continuous
I was disbelieving
you were disbelieving
he/she/it was disbelieving
we were disbelieving
you were disbelieving
they were disbelieving
Past perfect
I had disbelieved
you had disbelieved
he/she/it had disbelieved
we had disbelieved
you had disbelieved
they had disbelieved
Past perfect continuous
I had been disbelieving
you had been disbelieving
he/she/it had been disbelieving
we had been disbelieving
you had been disbelieving
they had been disbelieving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will disbelieve
you will disbelieve
he/she/it will disbelieve
we will disbelieve
you will disbelieve
they will disbelieve
Future continuous
I will be disbelieving
you will be disbelieving
he/she/it will be disbelieving
we will be disbelieving
you will be disbelieving
they will be disbelieving
Future perfect
I will have disbelieved
you will have disbelieved
he/she/it will have disbelieved
we will have disbelieved
you will have disbelieved
they will have disbelieved
Future perfect continuous
I will have been disbelieving
you will have been disbelieving
he/she/it will have been disbelieving
we will have been disbelieving
you will have been disbelieving
they will have been disbelieving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would disbelieve
you would disbelieve
he/she/it would disbelieve
we would disbelieve
you would disbelieve
they would disbelieve
Conditional continuous
I would be disbelieving
you would be disbelieving
he/she/it would be disbelieving
we would be disbelieving
you would be disbelieving
they would be disbelieving
Conditional perfect
I would have disbelieve
you would have disbelieve
he/she/it would have disbelieve
we would have disbelieve
you would have disbelieve
they would have disbelieve
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been disbelieving
you would have been disbelieving
he/she/it would have been disbelieving
we would have been disbelieving
you would have been disbelieving
they would have been disbelieving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you disbelieve
we let´s disbelieve
you disbelieve
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to disbelieve
Past participle
disbelieved
Present Participle
disbelieving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISBELIEVE


believe
bɪˈliːv
cleave
kliːv
cleeve
kliːv
deleave
diːˈliːv
half-sleeve
ˈhɑːfˌsliːv
interleave
ˌɪntəˈliːv
leave
liːv
leve
liːv
make-believe
ˈmeɪkbɪliːv
misbelieve
ˌmɪsbɪˈliːv
oversleeve
ˈəʊvəˌsliːv
relieve
rɪˈliːv
shirtsleeve
ˈʃɜːtˌsliːv
sleave
sliːv
sleeve
sliːv
slieve
sliːv
trunksleeve
ˈtrʌŋkˌsliːv
unbelieve
ˌʌnbɪˈliːv
undersleeve
ˈʌndəˌsliːv
wayleave
ˈweɪˌliːv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISBELIEVE

disband
disbandment
disbar
disbarment
disbarred
disbarring
disbelief
disbeliever
disbelieving
disbelievingly
disbench
disbenefit
disbodied
disbosom
disbound
disbowel
disbowelled
disbranch
disbud
disbudded

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISBELIEVE

achieve
aggrieve
engrieve
grieve
make believe
memory like a sieve
molecular sieve
nieve
out-thieve
outachieve
overachieve
reprieve
retrieve
rieve
scrieve
shrieve
sieve
thieve
underachieve

Synonyms and antonyms of disbelieve in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISBELIEVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «disbelieve» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of disbelieve

Translation of «disbelieve» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISBELIEVE

Find out the translation of disbelieve to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of disbelieve from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «disbelieve» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不信
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

descreer
570 millions of speakers

English

disbelieve
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नास्तिकता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كفروا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

верить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

descrer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবিশ্বাস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ne pas croire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak percaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht glauben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

信じない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

믿지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora ngandel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không tin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிராகரிப்பவர்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नास्तिकता करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inanmamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

non credere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nie uwierzyli
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вірити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nu cred
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δυσπιστώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

glo
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tror
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mistro
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of disbelieve

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISBELIEVE»

The term «disbelieve» is regularly used and occupies the 89.576 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISBELIEVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about disbelieve

EXAMPLES

4 QUOTES WITH «DISBELIEVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word disbelieve.
1
P. J. Harvey
I firmly disbelieve that one has to be a tortured soul to write good music.
2
Louis L'Amour
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
3
Hector Hugh Munro
No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
4
Michael Novak
To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISBELIEVE»

Discover the use of disbelieve in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to disbelieve and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
An Appeal to All that Doubt, Or Disbelieve the Truths of the ...
In Which, the True Grounds and Reasons of the Whole Christian Faith and Life are Plainly and Fully Demonstrated William Law. derived into different Kingdoms of Creiaturesis.' For the Beginnings and Progress of a perfect, Life in Fruits, and ...
William Law, 1742
2
All the Year Round
But before they pass through this portal into the Temple of Serene Wisdom, we, halting blind and helpless on the steps, beg to suggest to them what they must at once and for ever disbelieve. They must disbelieve that in the dark times, when ...
Charles Dickens, 1863
3
Works: With a Memoir of His Life
If christians may have a true knowledge of whatever God has revealed concerning any doctrine of the Bible, then they have no right to disbelieve and reject any doctrine of the Bible, merely because there is something really mysterious in it.
Nathanael Emmons, 1842
4
Political and moral dimensions
The. Will. to. Disbelieve. A distinguished Boston "divine," as he was then called, Cotton Mather, began an interesting book with the line, "Witches are abroad in New England." When he wrote that line, Cotton Mather shocked his readers not at ...
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, 1988
5
The Independent
Disbelieve in literal sense but retain with [modern interpretation. |^| Discard utterly. DIAGRAM 5.— DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY. original and literal sense true"; but of the 45 per cent who positively disbelieve it "in its original and literal sense," ...
6
The Independent
Disbelieve in literal sense but retain with [modern interpretation. Discard utterly. DIAGRAM 6. — DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY. original and literal sense true"; but of the 45 per cent who positively disbelieve it "in its original and literal sense," ...
Leonard Bacon, Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, 1913
7
Current Opinion
Iiit il Hold as certain. E^el Cling to faith or hope in it I I No opinion. Disbelieve. DIAGRAM 3.— PERSONALITY OF GOD. The whole inquiry was conducted in confidence. Signatures were commonly given in initials, or even omitted altogether.
Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Frank Crane, 1913
8
The Centenary edition of the works of Charles Dickens
They must disbelieve all Philosophical Transactions containing the records of painful and careful inquiry into now familiar disorders of the senses of seeing and hearing, and into the wonders of somnambulism, epilepsy, hysteria, miasmatic ...
Charles Dickens, 1911
9
The works of Charles Dickens
They must disbelieve all Philosophical Transactions containing the records of painful and careful inquiry into now familiar disorders of the senses of seeing and hearing, and into the wonders of somnambulism, epilepsy, hysteria, miasmatic ...
Charles Dickens, 1911
10
The Works of Charles Dickens: Miscellaneous papers
They must disbelieve all Philosophical Transactions containing the records of painful and careful inquiry into now familiar disorders of the senses of seeing and hearing, and into the wonders of somnambulism, epilepsy, hysteria, miasmatic ...
Charles Dickens, 1911

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISBELIEVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term disbelieve is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Nintendo NX Weaker Than PS4? Don't Believe The Rumors
It's not so much that there's a concrete reason to disbelieve the Nintendo NX power rumors. There isn't. But there's no concrete reason to ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
Malcolm Turnbull seethes with style, nicking Abbott's artery. By …
Should the reasonable bystander disbelieve that a minister in Mr Abbott's office would advance such subversive ideas, Mr Turnbull's speech ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
The Shocking 1982 Hollywood Attack That Raised Awareness About …
Her mother, having no reason to disbelieve the caller, gave him Theresa's address. SALDANA: As soon as I got the call from my mom, my ... «io9, Jul 15»
4
Blog: How politically immature are you? - American Thinker
... about each of these points, and reflect on what you believe, why you disbelieve, and whether you wish to create solutions or to assign blame. «American Thinker, Jul 15»
5
Does the green movement have a presentation issue in the media?
So the issue here – exemplified by climate change scepticism – is the willingness to disbelieve. With such a long (and proud) history of ... «The News Hub, Jul 15»
6
A Classic Fiction Story of the Week: John Cheever
Just let me give you one example and if you disbelieve me look honestly into your own past and see if you can't find a comparable experience. «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
7
Call Of Duty: Black Ops III hands-on preview and interview – 'you'd …
There's no reason to disbelieve him, since certainly Halo 5 wouldn't have known what they were up to either – and yet all three studios seem to ... «Metro, Jul 15»
8
Have your say: Freedom's foe
... not given its proper due, has - when properly practised - always accorded the freedom to disbelieve and the freedom of respectful dissent. «Northern Advocate, Jul 15»
9
You Won't Believe What British Lawmakers Proposed In Connection …
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. ISIS has published ... «Western Journalism, Jul 15»
10
Press Red : July 6th : Mario Gotze Linked With United Move
Anyway, Turkish outlet Vatan tell us – and who are we to disbelieve them – that we have put in an offer of £25m for the 29 year old Fernando ... «Retro United, Jul 15»

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