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.
Etymology: from leafa.
The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
Etymology: from leafa.
The quality or state of believing.
My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.
Etymology: from leafa.
She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.
Etymology: from leafa.
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
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
Examples of belief in a Sentence
The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
David and his family have never wavered in their belief in his innocence, and he had the courage to persevere through this long and unfortunate ordeal.
It was an opportunity to communicate that all reports of incidents are taken seriously and investigated fully, also, the leaders shared their belief in the workforce -- that the bad actions of one or a few do not represent the entire team, nor the surrounding community.
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Countless books have been written and published already by numerous authors, more books are being written and published presently somewhere and many more books will be written and published subsequently. As a matter of fact, Bill Gates has written and published insightful books, as well John C. Maxwell has written and published many worth reading books, Og Mandino wrote and published inspirational books, Les Brown has written and published motivational books, Zig Ziglar wrote and published many profound books, Maya Angelou wrote and published life-changing books, Chidi Okoroafor has equally written and published several books of wisdom, also Enoch Adeboye has written and published wonderful books, Uma Ukpai has written and published inspiring books, undoubtedly David Oyedepo has written and published great books, W.F Kumuyi has written and published mind-blowing books, Chris Oyakhilome has written and published thoughtful books, similarly Myles Munroe wrote and published amazing books, Chinua Achebe wrote and published sagacious books, Wole Soyinka has written and published interesting books just like David Abioye who has also written and published thought-provoking books among other enormous books and their authors who are numerous for me to mention their names right here and right now. But above all, the scripture (Bible) is the greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. And mark my words, it will ever remain the greatest book of all time. Yes! because unlike every other book, the scripture (Bible) is God-breathed (it is given or written by divine inspiration) Scripture Reference 2nd Timothy 3:16. Besides that, it is historic, historical, mystical (it has spiritual significance) and authoritative in nature, it equally contains incomparable guidelines for moral behaviour and belief (it is an embodiment of past or ancient wars and (the aftermaths), histories, cultures, norms, traditions, values, lifestyles and genealogical records). Moreover, it is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. In other words, the scripture (Bible) is nothing else but a typical and perfect example of a book saturated with uncommon and unprecedented inspirations, motivations, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and hope for the hopeless. Now, that's why the scripture (Bible) is ever worth reading over and over again, regardless of one's religion. Most interestingly, the scripture (Bible) has been written and published already in nearly all the languages of the world. That is to say, billions of copies have been published and sold globally already, more copies are being published and sold presently and many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In fact, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) the scripture (Bible) has been read by the world as a whole and you can bet your bottom dollar, it (the Bible) will surely be read by the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). Anyway, at this juncture I guess you should concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time. However, if you still don't concur with me, then it is obvious or rather I put it to you that you have not yet taken your time to read the scriptures (Bible) thoroughly. Nevertheless, you have to take your time in order to thoroughly read and discover the uniqueness and extraordinariness of the scriptures (Bible). For, once you have done just that, you will surely and eventually concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time, QED. ~Emeasoba George
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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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