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belief

 
Noun belief has 2 senses
  1. belief - any cognitive content held as true
    --1 is a kind of
    content, cognitive content, mental object
    Antonyms: unbelief, disbelief
    --1 has particulars:
     conviction, strong belief, article of faith; faith, trust; doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism; philosophy; expectation, outlook, prospect; fetishism, fetichism; meliorism; opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought; autotelism; originalism; pacifism; religion, faith, religious belief; public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populi; sacerdotalism; spiritualism; spiritual world, unseen; supernaturalism; superstition, superstitious notion; theory; theosophy; thought; totemism; tribalism; values; individualism; spiritual being, supernatural being
    Derived form: verb believe1
  2. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
    --2 is a kind of idea, thought
    --2 has particulars:
     presence; effect; first blush; intuition, hunch, suspicion
    Derived form: verb believe3
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