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Synonyms for beliefbɪˈlif

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belief(noun)

    any cognitive content held as true

    Synonyms:
    impression, opinion, notion, feeling

    Antonyms:
    unbelief, disbelief

  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    Synonyms:
    persuasion, touch, public opinion, flavour, stamp, mental picture, imprint, smell, ruling, view, legal opinion, flavor, tactile sensation, whim, impression, touch sensation, thought, printing, effect, picture, opinion, belief, sentiment, spirit, tactual sensation, tone, popular opinion, whimsy, feel, judgment, judgement, feeling, depression, notion, whimsey, vox populi, intuitive feeling, look

    Antonyms:
    disbelief, unbelief

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. belief

    Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.

    Synonyms:
    article of belief, article of faith, doctrine, dogma, precept, principle, teaching, tenet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. belief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    credence, credit, confidence, trust, reliance, persuasion, FAITH

  2. belief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    doctrine, tenet, dogma, opinion, creed, article of faith, profession of faith


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