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
dis- + belief (Wiktionary)