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belief - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'belief' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Belief [ n.]
- Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.
- A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.
- The thing believed; the object of belief.
- A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.

Meaning of 'belief' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . belief [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
Example in sentence:
  • his impression of her was favorable;
  • I had a feeling that she was lying;
  • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity;
  • what are your feelings about the crisis?