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

be•li′er(n.)

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

belie(verb)

to give a false idea or impression of (something)

His innocent face belies his cunning.

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