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Beliefful
Beliefful Be*lief"ful, a. Having belief or faith.
Disbelief
Disbelief Dis*be*lief", n. The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief. Our belief or disbelief of a thing does not alter the nature of the thing. --Tillotson. No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness that disbelief in great men. --Carlyle. Syn: Distrust; unbelief; incredulity; doubt; skepticism. -- Disbelief, Unbelief. Unbelief is a mere failure to admit; disbelief is a positive rejection. One may be an unbeliever in Christianity from ignorance or want of inquiry; a unbeliever has the proofs before him, and incurs the guilt of setting them aside. Unbelief is usually open to conviction; disbelief is already convinced as to the falsity of that which it rejects. Men often tell a story in such a manner that we regard everything they say with unbelief. Familiarity with the worst parts of human nature often leads us into a disbelief in many good qualities which really exist among men.
Make-belief
Make-belief Make"-be*lief`, n. A feigning to believe; make believe. --J. H. Newman.
Misbelief
Misbelief Mis`be*lief", n. Erroneous or false belief.
Ultimate belief
Ultimate Ul"ti*mate, a. [LL. ultimatus last, extreme, fr. L. ultimare to come to an end, fr. ultimus the farthest, last, superl. from the same source as ulterior. See Ulterior, and cf. Ultimatum.] 1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final. My harbor, and my ultimate repose. --Milton. Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness. --Addison. 2. Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final. Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we can not rationally contradict. --Coleridge. 3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter. Ultimate analysis (Chem.), organic analysis. See under Organic. Ultimate belief. See under Belief. Ultimate ratio (Math.), the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass. Syn: Final; conclusive. See Final.

Meaning of Belief from wikipedia

- Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is...
- experimental data gained through the scientific method. Notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to the pseudosciences of ghost hunting, extrasensory...
- Basic beliefs (also commonly called foundational beliefs or core beliefs) are, under the epistemological view called foundationalism, the axioms of a belief...
- favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of...
- in the shaping of Western civilization. Early statements of essential beliefs were the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed. Christianity grew out of Judaism...
- mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, emotions, knowledge, etc.—to oneself, and to others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions...
- folkloristics, folk belief or folk-belief is a broad genre of folklore. This category includes a wide variety of behaviors, expressions, and beliefs. Examples of...
- study of the nature of knowledge, justification, and the rationality of belief. Much debate in epistemology centers on four areas: (1) the philosophical...
- Various theistic positions can involve belief in a God or "gods". They include: Henotheism, belief in the supremacy of one god without denying the existence...
- The health belief model (HBM) is a psychological health behavior change model developed to explain and predict health-related behaviors, particularly in...
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