Definition of belief:
- A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.
- A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.
- Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.
- The thing believed; the object of belief.
spirit, intuition, mind, article of belief, tone, popular opinion, guess, persuasion, ruling, mental picture, smell, look, whimsey, impression, eye, certainty, viewpoint, deduction, effect, expectation, reliance, whim, judgement, surmise, ideal, whimsy, imprint, touch sensation, mindset, tactual sensation, conclusion, flavour, feel, sentiment, public opinion, vox populi, fancy, dependence, feeling, avowal, supposition, opinion, knowledge, touch, commitment, depression, precept, printing, teaching, thinking, tactile sensation, profession, acceptance, hope, understanding, notion, conception, assurance, stamp, judgment, credit, presupposition, article of faith, picture, intuitive feeling, divination, verdict, suspicion, apprehension, theory, assent, flavor, legal opinion.
- orthodoxy (part of speech: noun)
- belief (part of speech: noun)
- theology (part of speech: noun)
topic (part of speech: noun)
- trust (part of speech: noun)
- "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
- "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
But our great fear was some fresh news of the fleete, but not from the fleete, all being said to be well and beaten the Dutch, but I do not give much belief to it, and indeed the news come from Sir W. Batten at Harwich, and writ so simply that we all made good mirth of it.- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.