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  • nounputting regard in as true
  • nounsomething regarded as true

synonyms for belief

  • acceptance
  • assumption
  • conclusion
  • confidence
  • conviction
  • expectation
  • faith
  • feeling
  • hope
  • idea
  • judgment
  • knowledge
  • notion
  • opinion
  • position
  • suspicion
  • theory
  • thinking
  • trust
  • understanding
  • view
  • admission
  • assent
  • assurance
  • avowal
  • axiom
  • certainty
  • conjecture
  • credence
  • credit
  • deduction
  • divination
  • fancy
  • guess
  • hypothesis
  • impression
  • intuition
  • mind
  • mindset
  • persuasion
  • postulation
  • presumption
  • presupposition
  • profession
  • reliance
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • theorem
  • thesis
See also synonyms for: beliefs
  • faith
  • concept
  • theory
  • fundamental
  • creed
  • idea
  • tenet
  • ideology
  • assumption
  • principle
  • doctrine
  • opinion
  • law
  • credo
  • credence
  • precept
  • dogma
  • say-so
  • hypothesis
  • theorem
  • gospel
  • postulate
  • gospel truth
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antonyms for belief

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  • disagreement
  • disbelief
  • distrust
  • doubt
  • ignorance
  • reality
  • ambiguity
  • calculation
  • confusion
  • fact
  • measurement
  • physicality
  • proof
  • truth
  • uncertainty
  • nonbelief
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How to use belief in a sentence

Human intelligence is incredibly useful but it doesn’t safeguard you against having false beliefs, because that’s not what intelligence is for.
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Full belief, I want to suggest, needn’t be at the core of dehumanization, and an account of dehumanization needn’t commit on how demanding “belief” is or whether baldly contradictory belief is possible.
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It also lacks the kind of intentions, goals, beliefs, and desires that drive language use in humans.
WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF BULLSHIT - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDERAPHAËL MILLIÈRESEPTEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
As Streumer concedes, if he believed his own view, he would believe that there are such things as good and bad reasons for belief, which is exactly what his view denies.
THE UNIVERSE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEPHILIP GOFFSEPTEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
Hope derives from a belief that life has good things in store.
THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. JUST LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S WEEKEND.BY ELIZABETH WEILSEPTEMBER 9, 2020PROPUBLICA
Conspiracy beliefs increase in response to group threats, according to University of Miami experts Joseph Uscinski and Joseph Parent.
AMERICAN FRINGES: HOW THE MEDIA MAKES IT WORSENICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 7, 2020OZY
Overprecision involves being too confident about the accuracy of your own beliefs, and there’s an easy way to test yourself for it.
USE THIS TOOL TO OVERCOME THE BIGGEST DECISION-MAKING MISTAKEDAVID YANOFSKYSEPTEMBER 6, 2020QUARTZ
They don’t persuade voters to change their behavior as much as they reinforce the beliefs of already-decided voters, often pushing them into a more extreme position than before.
WHY FACEBOOK’S POLITICAL-AD BAN IS TAKING ON THE WRONG PROBLEMTATE RYAN-MOSLEYSEPTEMBER 6, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Its report included an interview with a Freedom for the Children founder Tara Nicole, in which she refused to deny that her beliefs aligned with QAnon, and the report made its way to the Utah attorney general’s office.
HE’S FIGHTING QANON WITH SUNLIGHTNICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 6, 2020OZY
She later told investigators she had likely written 1,000 exemptions since 2015, when a state law banned vaccine exemptions on the basis of personal beliefs.
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WORDS RELATED TO BELIEF

  • acceptance
  • accepting
  • assuming
  • belief
  • conjecture
  • expectation
  • fancy
  • guess
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • posit
  • postulate
  • postulation
  • premise
  • presumption
  • presupposition
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab
  • supposal
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • suspicion
  • theorization
  • theory
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