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verb as in disprove

verb as in deceive

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Example Sentences

John Edwards was viewed as too slick by half, his beachfront mansion belying his stated position as a champion of the downtrodden.

In a blazer and dress shirt open at the collar, he was cool and measured, surely belying a famous inner rage.

Tony was gay, light-hearted as usual, belying Mrs. Haughstone's ominous prediction.

“I am not so weak that she could make me sign that paper,” cried Dick, his pale face and shaking hands belying his assertion.

Nehmon rose, his gaunt face and graying hair belying the youthful movement of his body.

Belying his war-like aspect he was harnessed to a child's express wagon which was loaded with milk cans and baskets.

She murmured many apologies, but the genius of fun danced in her saucy, almost impertinent eyes, belying her regretful words.


On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belying, such as: negate, contradict, repudiate, contravene, deny, and disagree.

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