from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wrong or faulty belief.
- n. A heretical or unorthodox religious belief.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an erroneous belief
- n. a heresy; an unorthodox belief
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Erroneous or false belief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Erroneous belief; false opinion; especially, belief in false religious doctrines.
- n. Ill belief; suspicion.
As a quick diversion, let me mention a recent Behavior and Brain Sciences Journal issue dedicated to discussing "misbelief".
But there's something just deeply disturbing about the misinformation and if there's such a word, the misbelief out there.
Our usual cognition of our ordinary bodies, then, is conceptual, despite our misbelief that we are actually “seeing” what our conceptual minds make appear.
Their main intention seems to be to create a misbelief in people that any change in Nepal is a curse.
Hearing his cry she knew his voice and went to the door, between belief and misbelief; but, when she opened it she saw him standing there and with him his wife and children; so she shrieked aloud, for excess of joy, and fell to the earth in a fainting-fit.
His misbelief that he is the omnipotent creator represents the epitome of the misbelief in oneself existing as an impossible “me” – namely, as a “me” who can control everything in life.
That misbelief is our confusion, our unawareness, our ignorance.
"Either you seek to lure me into misbelief, very holy sir, or you have gone mad," Koubatzes said.
"I do not believe it to be misbelief, and I will not renounce it," Rhavas replied.
"Very holy sir, will you not renounce your misbelief and return to the bosom of the true and orthodox faith?"
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