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Definition of belief:

  1. A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.
  2. A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.
  3. 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.
  4. The thing believed; the object of belief.

Synonyms:

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.

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