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Another word for belief

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Noun
  1. Absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of another

      1. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance:
      2. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one:
      3. One in which confidence is placed.
      1. The act of relying or the state of being reliant:
      2. The faith, confidence, or trust felt by one who relies:
      3. One relied on; a mainstay.
      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      1. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else:
      2. The state of being dependent on another for financial support.
      3. The condition of being dependent on a substance such as a drug or on a given behavior:
      1. A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable:
      2. Belief in the certainty of something:
      3. Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
    See also:

    belief

  2. Mental acceptance of the truth or actuality of something

      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      1. An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
      2. The terms governing such an arrangement:
      3. The time allowed for deferred payment:
      1. Acceptance as true or valid; belief:
      2. Credibility; plausibility:
      3. Recommendation; credentials:
    See also:

    opinion

  3. Something believed or accepted as true by a person

      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
      2. Emotion; feeling:
      3. Tender or romantic feeling:
      1. A place or location.
      2. The right or appropriate place:
      3. A strategic area occupied by members of a force:
      1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded:
      2. The ability or power to persuade:
      3. A strongly held opinion; a conviction:
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      1. A belief or opinion:
      2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
      3. An impulse or whim:
      1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
      2. A person of great mental ability:
      3. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection:
      1. Something, such as a thought or conception, that is the product of mental activity.
      2. An opinion, conviction, or principle:
      3. A plan, purpose, or goal:
      1. The sense of touch:
      2. A sensation experienced through this sense:
      3. A physical sensation other than one experienced though touch:
      1. The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
      2. The state of being found or proved guilty:
      3. The act or process of convincing.
    See also:

    opinion

Another word for belief

Noun
  1. Mental conviction

      1. The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
      2. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.
      3. Something inferred.
      1. Something, such as a thought or conception, that is the product of mental activity.
      2. An opinion, conviction, or principle:
      3. A plan, purpose, or goal:
      1. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else:
      2. The state of being dependent on another for financial support.
      3. The condition of being dependent on a substance such as a drug or on a given behavior:
      1. The act of relying or the state of being reliant:
      2. The faith, confidence, or trust felt by one who relies:
      3. One relied on; a mainstay.
      1. Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization.
      2. The entity formed by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
      3. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
      1. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
      2. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
      3. To form a correct estimate or conjecture of:
      1. A position from which something is observed or considered; a point of view.
      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
      2. The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice:
      3. A set of theorems that constitute a systematic view of a branch of mathematics.
      1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
      2. The act of seizing or capturing; arrest.
      3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
      1. A belief or opinion:
      2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
      3. An impulse or whim:
      1. The act of supposing.
      2. Something supposed; an assumption.
      1. Highly decorated:
      2. Complex or intricate:
      3. Elegantly fashionable or sophisticated:
      1. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.
      2. An inspired guess or presentiment.
      3. Something that has been divined.
      1. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
      2. A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      1. The act of postulating or something postulated
      2. (logic) Something self-evident that can be assumed as the basis of an argument
      1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
      2. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
      3. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
      1. The act of taking to or upon oneself:
      2. The act of taking possession or asserting a claim:
      3. The act of taking for granted:
      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
      3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
      1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
      2. A person of great mental ability:
      3. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection:
      1. Inevitability:
      2. The quality of being established as true:
      3. Confidence; assurance:
      1. The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation.
      2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
      3. The mental ability to perceive and distinguish relationships; discernment:
      1. The act of deducting; subtraction.
      2. An amount that is or may be deducted:
      3. The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.
      1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
      2. An established rule, principle, or law.
      3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.
      1. The act of expecting.
      2. Eager anticipation:
      3. The state of being expected.
      1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
      2. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
      3. Self-confidence:
      1. The faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.
      2. An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty:
      1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
      2. To have confidence; trust.
      3. To desire and consider possible:
      1. The act or practice of one that thinks; thought.
      2. A way of reasoning; judgment:
      3. Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational:
      1. A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
      2. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
      3. The antecedent of a conditional statement.
      1. Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery:
      2. The act of presuming or accepting something as true:
      3. A condition or basis for accepting or presuming something.
      1. The close or last part; the end or finish:
      2. The result or outcome of an act or process:
      3. A judgment or decision reached after deliberation.
      1. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
      2. Emotion; feeling:
      3. Tender or romantic feeling:
      1. The sense of touch:
      2. A sensation experienced through this sense:
      3. A physical sensation other than one experienced though touch:
      1. The state or fact of knowing:
      2. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:
      3. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned:
      1. A proposition that is maintained by argument.
      2. A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
      3. A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
      1. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
      2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      3. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
      2. To say (something) as a guess or conjecture.
      3. To make a guess or conjecture.
      1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
      2. An inclination or a habit.
      1. To express agreement or acceptance, as of a proposal.
      2. Agreement; concurrence:
      3. Acquiescence; consent:
      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      1. The ability by which one understands; intelligence:
      2. The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension:
      3. Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion:
      1. A place or location.
      2. The right or appropriate place:
      3. A strategic area occupied by members of a force:
      1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded:
      2. The ability or power to persuade:
      3. A strongly held opinion; a conviction:
      1. A belief or opinion:
      2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
      3. An impulse or whim:
      1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof:
      2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
      3. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
      1. An occupation or career:
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The body of qualified persons in an occupation or field:
      1. A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable:
      2. Belief in the certainty of something:
      3. Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
      1. The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
      2. The state of being found or proved guilty:
      3. The act or process of convincing.
      1. A frank admission or acknowledgment.
      1. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance:
      2. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one:
      3. One in which confidence is placed.
      1. The act or process of accepting.
      2. The state of being accepted or acceptable.
      3. Favorable reception; approval.
      1. Acceptance as true or valid; belief:
      2. Credibility; plausibility:
      3. Recommendation; credentials:
      1. An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
      2. The terms governing such an arrangement:
      3. The time allowed for deferred payment:
  2. That which is believed

      1. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
      2. A principle or statement of ideas, or a group of such principles or statements, especially when considered to be authoritative or accepted uncritically:
      1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
      1. A creed.
      2. The Apostles' Creed.
      3. The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
      1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
      2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:

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