HyperDic: belief

English > 2 senses of the word belief:
NOUNcognitionbeliefany cognitive content held as true
cognitionbelief, impression, feeling, notion, opiniona vague idea in which some confidence is placed
belief > pronunciation
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > belief: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAny cognitive content held as true.
Narrowerautotelismbelief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
conviction, strong belief, article of faithAn unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
expectation, outlook, prospectbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
faith, trustcomplete confidence in a person or plan etc
fetishism, fetichismA belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
geneticismThe belief that all human characteristics / characteristics are determined genetically
individualismA belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
meliorismThe belief that the world can be made better by human effort
opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thoughtA personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
originalismThe belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally / originally intended it
pacifism, pacificismThe belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
philosophyAny personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation
public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populiA belief or sentiment shared by most people
religion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
revolutionismA belief in the spread of revolutionary principles
sacerdotalismA belief that priests / priests can act as mediators between human beings and God
spiritual being, supernatural beingAn incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
spiritual world, spiritual domain, unseenA belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
spiritualismThe belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
suffragismThe belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)
supernaturalismA belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
superstition, superstitious notionAn irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
supremacismThe belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others
theoryA belief that can guide behavior
theosophismbelief in theosophy
thoughtThe organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
totemismbelief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem
tribalismThe beliefs of a tribal society
valuesbeliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
vampirismbelief in the existence of vampires
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Oppositeunbelief, disbeliefA rejection of belief
Spanishconvicción, creencia
Catalanconvicció, creença
Verbsbelieveaccept as true
English > belief: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA vague idea in which some confidence is placed.
Example "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"
Synonymsimpression, feeling, notion, opinion
NarrowereffectAn impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
first blushAt the first glimpse or impression
intuition, hunch, suspicionAn impression that something might be the case
presenceThe impression that something is present
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishcreencia, impresión, sentimiento
Catalancreença, impressió, sentiment
Verbsbelievebe confident about something

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