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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
belief (noun)
1.
a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing
2.
something - believed , especially a tenet or body of tenets held by a group
3.
conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
belief (noun)
1.
mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon
SYNONIMS:
credence, credit, faith
RELATED WORDS:
axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence ( dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistence
article of faith
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty
disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief
belief (noun)
2.
an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge
SYNONIMS:
belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment ( judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, view
RELATED WORDS:
say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterview
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fact, truth
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