AskDefine | Define belie

Dictionary Definition

belie

Verb

1 be in contradiction with [syn: contradict, negate]
2 represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions" [syn: misrepresent] [also: belying]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /bɪˈlaɪ/|/bəˈlaɪ/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪ

Etymology 1

Verb

  1. To give a false representation of something.
  2. To tell lies about someone.
  3. To contradict or show to be false.
    Her youthful appearance belied her age.
Translations
to give a false representation
to tell lies about
to contradict or show to be false

Etymology 2

Verb

  1. To encompass, to lie around

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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