disbelief

a) 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.

I stared in disbelief at the Grand Canyon.


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  • Disbelief — beim RockTheLake 2007 Gründung 1990 Genre Death Metal Website http://www …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Disbelief — Disbelief …   Википедия

  • Disbelief — Dis*be*lief , n. The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief. [1913 Webster] Our belief or disbelief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disbelief — beim RockTheLake 2007 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • disbelief — index cloud (suspicion), discredit, doubt (suspicion), incredulity, rejection, suspicion (mistru …   Law dictionary

  • disbelief — (n.) 1670s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + BELIEF (Cf. belief). A Latin Germanic hybrid …   Etymology dictionary

  • disbelief — *unbelief, incredulity Analogous words: atheism, deism (compare nouns at ATHEIST): rejection, repudiation, spurning (see corresponding verbs at DECLINE) Antonyms: belief Contrasted words: faith, credence, credit (see BELIEF) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disbelief — [n] doubt, skepticism atheism, distrust, dubiety, incredulity, mistrust, nihilism, rejection, repudiation, spurning, unbelief, unbelievingness, unfaith; concepts 21,689 Ant. belief, trust …   New thesaurus

  • disbelief — ► NOUN 1) inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real. 2) lack of faith …   English terms dictionary

  • disbelief — [dis΄bə lēf′, dis′bə lēf΄] n. refusal to believe; absence of belief SYN. UNBELIEF …   English World dictionary

  • disbelief — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, outright, pure, sheer, total, utter ▪ widespread ▪ open …   Collocations dictionary

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