any cognitive content held as true
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
"his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
Mental acceptance of a claim as truth regardless of supporting or contrary empirical evidence.
The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
The quality or state of believing.
My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.
She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.
One's religious or moral convictions.
I can't do that. It's against my beliefs.
Origin: from leafa.
assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses
a persuasion of the truths of religion; faith
the thing believed; the object of belief
a tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed
Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true. Dispositional and occurrent belief concerns the contextual activation of the belief into thoughts or ideas.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a word of various application, but properly definable as that which lies at the heart of a man or a nation's convictions, or is the heart and soul of all their thoughts and actions, "the thing a man does practically lay to heart, and know for certain concerning his vital relations to this mysterious universe, and his duty and destiny there."
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1979
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4498
Rank popularity for the word 'belief' in Nouns Frequency: #623
The numerical value of belief in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of belief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
Public schools are a place for all students regardless of religious belief or non-belief, to have public schools involved in a Christian event celebrating the birth of Jesus is a problem.
No, he isn't. But I think we have to be practical, we have to balance our belief in liberty with a belief that security and engagement will create the possibilities for the Egyptians to garner more freedom.
How miserable a solipsist is! It is rather senseless for him to even assert his belief in solipsism, for, on the one hand, if his belief is false it is like committing intellectual suicide, and, on the other hand, if his belief is true it is an act of intellectual insanity.
I have no doubt that they (UNESCO delegates) had a perception that the barrier reef was dead. That it was doomed, it was down, it was in a bad place. And that's not the case at all, it's my belief, and it's the belief of many people, that the barrier reef has turned the corner and it's slowly improving.
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Translations for belief
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- إیمان, عقيدةArabic
- вяра, убеждение, довериеBulgarian
- creençaCatalan, Valencian
- víra, přesvědčeníCzech
- Glauben, GlaubeGerman
- πίστη, δοξασία, πιστεύω, δόγμαGreek
- veendumus, lootus, usk, uskumusEstonian
- usko, luottamus, vakaumusFinnish
- croyance, conviction, foiFrench
- barail, creideamh, beachdScottish Gaelic
- hit, meggyőződés, hiedelemHungarian
- հավատ, վստահությունArmenian
- kepercayaan, keyakinanIndonesian
- convinzione, credito, fiducia, opinione, convinzioni, fede, credenza, credoItalian
- 信仰, 確信Japanese
- باوهر, بڕوا, برواKurdish
- диний ишеним, ишеним, көз караш, ишенүү, ишеничKyrgyz
- oodlą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- wiara, przekonanie, wierzeniePolish
- convicțiune, credință, convingereRomanian
- верование, убеждение, вера, довериеRussian
- вјера, vera, вера, uvjerenje, vjera, vjerovanje, веровање, verovanje, уверење, вјеровање, увјерење, uverenjeSerbo-Croatian
- మతవిశ్వాశం, నమ్మకము, విశ్వాసముTelugu
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