Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It is when one or the other does not work correctly that one belies the other.

Today this gentle island, green and golden, belies its violent birth.

"Yes, of course," says Mr. Gower, but in a tone that belies his words.

"Amzi, the name of 'benevolent' belies your words," he said.

I have not told of anything that interferes with or belies my love for you.

They are fixed upon Rodney with a gaze that belies all idea of fear, and her lips are compressed and somewhat dangerous.

(p. 307) In his circular, September 22, to our agents in Europe, Mr. Seward belies not himself.

Strangers, however, would think her a very terrible girl; she belies herself so.

Spring had begun to show faintly in the lengthening days—spring, that so often belies itself, and comes with a serpent's tooth.

In doing so he belies his own nature, decries his countrymen, and disparages his religion.