any cognitive content held as true
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun
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.
Etymology: 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."
A feeling, knowing or understanding we believe.
It is their belief that they choose and have an eternal marriage and it is true.Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
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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
You'd be hard pressed to hear a lot of female voices on country music these days, and the belief in country radio is you shouldn't play two female songs back-to-back and that women don't want to hear other women on the radio.
Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which stemma to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity --namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.
This was not a case of he-said, she-said. There was hard evidence. There were witnesses, i fought so hard to get the justice to have him put away for what he did. To have that ripped away after finally getting it is so hurtful and crushing and it just questions my belief in the justice system.
Looking at the evidence, your honor, looking at the state of the case, it is my belief that the state can not prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The key to success is the capacity to change, while many athletes get stuck in a cycle of injury and rehab – trapped in the belief that strength training is the only path toward peak performance and recovery – Tom and I focus on how powerful the ability to adapt can be. We incorporate muscle pliability work and functional strength and conditioning exercises into his routine, which are key pillars of TB12.
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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
- باور, اعتقادPersian
- 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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