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English noun: belief

1. belief (cognition) any cognitive content held as true


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)article of faith, autotelism, conviction, doctrine, expectation, faith, faith, fetichism, fetishism, geneticism, individualism, ism, meliorism, opinion, opinion, originalism, outlook, pacificism, pacifism, persuasion, philosophical system, philosophy, philosophy, popular opinion, prospect, public opinion, religion, religious belief, revolutionism, sacerdotalism, school of thought, sentiment, spiritual being, spiritual domain, spiritual world, spiritualism, strong belief, suffragism, supernatural being, supernaturalism, superstition, superstitious notion, supremacism, theory, theosophism, thought, thought, totemism, tribalism, trust, unseen, values, vampirism, view, vox populi


Antonymsunbelief, disbelief

2. belief (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


SamplesHis impression of her was favorable.
What are your feelings about the crisis?.
It strengthened my belief in his sincerity.
I had a feeling that she was lying.


Synonymsfeeling, impression, notion, opinion


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion









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