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  • verbdisprove
  • verbdeceive

synonyms for belying

  • contradict
  • negate
  • repudiate
  • confute
  • contravene
  • controvert
  • deny
  • disagree
  • explode
  • gainsay
  • negative
  • oppose
  • disaffirm

antonyms for belying

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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 belying in a sentence

Tony was gay, light-hearted as usual, belying Mrs. Haughstone's ominous prediction.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
“I am not so weak that she could make me sign that paper,” cried Dick, his pale face and shaking hands belying his assertion.
A DAUGHTER OF THE UNIONLUCY FOSTER MADISON
Nehmon rose, his gaunt face and graying hair belying the youthful movement of his body.
THE LINKALAN EDWARD NOURSE
Belying his war-like aspect he was harnessed to a child's express wagon which was loaded with milk cans and baskets.
ETHEL MORTON AT CHAUTAUQUAMABELL S. C. SMITH
She murmured many apologies, but the genius of fun danced in her saucy, almost impertinent eyes, belying her regretful words.
HOOSIER MOSAICSMAURICE THOMPSON
There was, indeed, something half childish in the attitude of the huge figure, strangely belying the ferocity in his heart.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Where there is less moisture and more exposure we may find the Rusty Woodsia, now belying its name by its silvery aspect.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSFRANCES THEODORA PARSONS
He spoke knowingly, notwithstanding the Sekt and the smile with which he seemed to be belying his remarks.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
For now he turned and looked at Taylor, his face solemn, but a white gleam of mirth in his eyes belying the solemnity.
THE RANCHMANCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
They all take great liberties with history, thus belying the opinion of Sancho Panza that “the ballads are too old to tell lies.”
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 3VARIOUS
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