Definitions for beliebɪˈlaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•liebɪˈlaɪ(v.t.)-lied, -ly•ing.

  1. to show to be false; contradict:

    His trembling hands belied his calm voice.

  2. to give a false impression of; misrepresent.

  3. to be false to or disappoint:

    to belie one's faith.

Origin of belie:

bef. 1000; ME; OE belēogan. See be -, lie1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradict, belie, negate(verb)

    be in contradiction with

  2. misrepresent, belie(verb)

    represent falsely

    "This statement misrepresents my intentions"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belie(noun)

    to show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood

  2. Belie(noun)

    to give a false representation or account of

  3. Belie(noun)

    to tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander

  4. Belie(noun)

    to mimic; to counterfeit

  5. Belie(noun)

    to fill with lies

Translations for belie

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give a false idea or impression of (something)

His innocent face belies his cunning.

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