Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Refusal or reluctance to believe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.
  • n. astonishment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Positive unbelief; the conviction that a proposition or statement for which credence is demanded is not true.
  • n. A negation or denial of the truth of some particular thing.
  • n. Synonyms Disbelief, Unbelief, incredulity, distrust, skepticism, infidelity. Disbelief is more commonly used to express an active mental opposition which does not imply a blameworthy disregard of evidence. Unbelief may be a simple failure to believe from lack of evidence or knowledge; but its theological use has given it also the force of wilful opposition to the truth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. doubt about the truth of something
  • n. a rejection of belief

Etymologies

dis- +‎ belief (Wiktionary)

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