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  • verbdisprove
  • verbdeceive

synonyms for belie

  • contradict
  • negate
  • repudiate
  • confute
  • contravene
  • controvert
  • deny
  • disagree
  • explode
  • gainsay
  • negative
  • oppose
  • disaffirm
See also synonyms for: belies / belying
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antonyms for belie

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  • approve
  • affirm
  • agree
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • concur
  • consent
  • endorse
  • go along
  • harmonize
  • help
  • prove
  • attest
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How to use belie in a sentence

In becoming only the third American woman to medal in an Olympic marathon, she belied her underdog status by taking the race to the fastest women on the planet.
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Raboutou’s finishing score in the bouldering event belies her performance—she climbed incredibly well.
JANJA GARNBRET WINS WOMEN’S CLIMBING GOLDJVERSTEEGHAUGUST 6, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Most of the professional reviews I read praised the show in ways which belied how underqualified the critics were to address autistic stories.
ATYPICAL FELL SHORT AS BOTH AUTISTIC REPRESENTATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. AT LEAST IT WAS ECLIPSED DURING ITS OWN TIMESARAH KURCHAKJULY 16, 2021TIME
Even the data and his words belie his implication that these group differences are innate or a function of culture and not a product of discriminatory public policy.
A WELL-WORN ARGUMENT ABOUT RACE, INTELLIGENCE AND VIOLENCETHEODORE JOHNSONJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His relentless chipperness and nerdish fascination with intervals between train arrivals belie his success as a shrewd political negotiator.
CAN PUBLIC TRANSIT SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC? LONDON'S NEW TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE IT CANCIARA NUGENT/LONDONAPRIL 2, 2021TIME
The two have a loose, conversational style that belies the painstaking research that goes into each episode, and they’re particularly skilled at unpacking media perceptions of misunderstood women like Princess Diana, Anita Hill, and Tonya Harding.
EVERYTHING OUR EDITORS LOVED IN MARCHTHE EDITORSMARCH 31, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Ad tech’s optimistic posturing against Google’s renewed war against user-level tracking belies an uncertain outlook.
‘THIS ISN’T AN EASY TOPIC TO UNDERSTAND’: GOOGLE’S IDENTIFIER FORCES AD TECH TO MAKE SOME HARD CHOICESSEB JOSEPHMARCH 15, 2021DIGIDAY
The qualities she describes are how most people experience life, and the contradictory traits belie the fact that everyone falls somewhere on the spectrum of “confident” to “insecure,” of “overplanner” to “procrastinator.”
THIS WEEK IN TIKTOK: HOW DOES TIKTOK KNOW I HAVE ADHD?REBECCA JENNINGSFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
Bonnebault was squint-eyed and his physical appearance did not belie his depravity.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The Transport Company thought much of him, only they said he was reckless, and he surely acted youthful to belie his looks.
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WORDS RELATED TO BELIE

  • angle
  • belie
  • cook up
  • disguise
  • doctor
  • embroider
  • fake
  • falsify
  • fudge
  • garble
  • gloss over
  • magnify
  • misrepresent
  • misstate
  • overstate
  • pad
  • pervert
  • prejudice
  • slant
  • taint
  • twist
  • warp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.