One entry found for belief.
Main Entry: be·lief
Pronunciation: bschwa-primarystresslemacronf
Function: noun
1 : a feeling sure that someone or something exists or is true or trustworthy <a belief in Santa Claus> <a belief in democracy>
2 : something that one thinks is true <political beliefs>
synonyms BELIEF, CREDENCE, FAITH mean an accepting of something or someone as true or reliable without asking for proof. BELIEF may suggest going along without careful thought <the widespread belief in flying saucers>. CREDENCE suggests ready acceptance of rumors, reports, or opinions as a basis for belief <during the panic people gave credence to wild stories>. FAITH suggests full trust and confidence in the source <the members of the team had great faith in their coach's strategy>. synonym see in addition OPINION

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