Belief synonyms

bĭ-lēf'
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(Logic, Math.) A statement or proposition that needs no proof because its truth is obvious, or one that is accepted as true without proof
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Faith, esp. religious faith
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(Mathematics) A mathematical statement of some importance that has been proven to be true. Minor theorems are often called propositions. Theorems which are not very interesting in themselves but are an essential part of a bigger theorem's proof are called lemmas
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The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.
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Thinking is thought or reasoning.
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(Logic) A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
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Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
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(Formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
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A judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise
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An opinion, belief, or principle held to be true by someone or especially an organization.
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The generally accepted meaning (of a word or expression)
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A basic religious belief held by a group or person
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Dogma is defined as principles or rules that cannot be questioned, or articles of faith in different religions.
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Theory or logical analysis of the principles underlying conduct, thought, knowledge, and the nature of the universe: included in philosophy are ethics, aesthetics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, etc.
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Reliance is defined as trust or something trusted.
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A piece of testimony that is not usually admissible when given by a layperson, as in contrast to an opinion given by an expert witness.
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A frank admission or acknowledgment.
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Positivism is the state of being certain or very confident of something.
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(Countable) An informal contract, mutual agreement.
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Complete trust, confidence, or reliance
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Acquiescence; consent:
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A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
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Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
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The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
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In Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
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Understanding
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Feeling is defined as the sense of touch or something experienced through touch or emotion.
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(Uncountable) Feelings, especially tender feelings, as apart from reason or judgment.
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1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
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The definition of a presumption is an acceptance of something as true without proof, or an attitude of superiority.
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(Sciences) Used loosely, a tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or experimentation. As a scientific term of art, see the attached quotation. Compare to theory, and quotation given there.
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A reason for hope
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Something known or learned in this way
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The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
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Prospects, especially of success or gain.
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An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
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The fact, quality, or state of being certain, especially:
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The ability to remember things.
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The definition of impression is the way you feel about something, the way that something looks or seems or impression can describe the impact you have on others.
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The act of postulating or something postulated
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The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.
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An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; an impression.
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The definition of a supposition is an assumption.
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The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.
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The definition of a theory is an idea to explain something, or a set of guiding principles.
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Something to look at, such as scenery.
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The mental position from which things are viewed and judged; point of view
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The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.
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An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
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A hazy perception; vague impression; fanciful notion; inkling
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The definition of inference is an educated guess made through observation.
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The definition of a creed is a belief, particularly a religious one.
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Capable of eliciting belief or trust.
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(Obs.) Having good financial credit
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The definition of credulous is someone who is too eager to believe things, often without thinking them through.
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Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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1984, Supreme Court of Illinois, opinion in People v Terrell, 459 N.E.2d 1337, quoted in David C. Brody, James R. Acker, and Wayne A. Logan, Criminal Law, Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2001), ISBN 0-8342-1083-5, page 564,
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The definition of plausible is something that is highly likely.
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Not easily persuaded or convinced; doubting; questioning
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Combining disparate elements in one system, especially as in forms of religious observance, philosophical systems, or artistic creations.
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Relating to the merging of two ideals, organizations or languages into one.
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Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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A supporter, as of a cause or individual:
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The act or practice of admitting.
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A formal defense or justification.
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An abandoning of what one has believed in, as a faith, cause, or principles
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One who has abandoned one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
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A feeling of assurance that a confidant will keep a secret:
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The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
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(Rare) Credential or supporting material for a person or claim.
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The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
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The definition of a cult is a group of people with extreme dedication to a certain leader or set of beliefs that are often viewed as odd by others, or is an excessive and misplaced admiration for someone or something, or is something that is popular among a certain segment of society.
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(Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
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A rule, theory, or principle of law
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The characteristic and distinguishing attitudes, habits, beliefs, etc. of an individual or of a group
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Fanaticism is defined as extreme devotion or zeal.
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Religious beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible
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The gospel is defined as the Christian teaching about the life of Jesus, the books in which this information is written, or other information which is said to be total truth.
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A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching.
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A set of doctrines or beliefs that are shared by the members of a social group or that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.
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A belief that can be described by a word ending in -ism.
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(Philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
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A tale, story, or narrative, usually verbally transmitted, or otherwise recorded into the written form from an alleged secondary source.
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An argument or other statement intended to influence one's opinions or beliefs; a way of persuading someone. [from 14th c.]
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Anything plausible or specious.
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The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
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A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a given quality.
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An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.
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The definition of a sect is a small division of a larger group, especially a religious group.
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Any action or practice based on such a belief
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Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence:
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Trust is confidence in the honesty or integrity of a person or thing.
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Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success.
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An ethical principle that places greatest value on hard work and diligence.
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To become an apostate
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To declare means to make a statement or make information known.
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To give in marriage
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To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
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To affirm openly; declare or claim:
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To sign one's name to (a document) in attestation, testimony, or consent:
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To combine different elements, or to unite or reconcile different beliefs
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Unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.
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(Obs.) Apprehension or fear
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(Rare) Religious disbelief, lack of faith.
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The definition of a misgiving is a feeling of doubt or distrust about something.
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Skepticism is a general attitude of distrusting or doubting.
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Denial is defined as refusing to accept or believe something, or a statement to contradict someone or something else.
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A denial of knowledge, relationship, and/or responsibility towards something (someone).
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(Religion) Failure to believe; lack of religion
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To give credit to or deserved commendation for
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A withholding or lack of belief, esp. in religion or in certain religious doctrines
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An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
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To acknowledge as worthy of appreciation or approval
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Synonym Study

  • Credence suggests mere mental acceptance of something that may have no solid basis in fact See also syn. study at opinion.
  • Confidence also suggests such assurance, esp. when based on reason or evidence
  • Trust implies assurance, often apparently intuitive, in the reliability of someone or something
  • Faith implies complete, unquestioning acceptance of something, esp. something not supported by reason, even in the absence of proof
  • Belief , the term of broadest application in this comparison, implies mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent
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