belief definition

  • noun:
    • The mental work, condition, or habit of placing trust or self-confidence in another: My belief inside you is as powerful as previously.
    • Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or credibility of anything: His explanation of exactly what took place defies belief.
    • Something believed or acknowledged as real, specifically a certain tenet or a body of tenets accepted by several persons.
    • Mental acceptance of a claim as truth despite supporting or contrary empirical proof.
    • One thing thought.
    • the standard or condition of thinking.
    • Religious trust.
    • your religious or moral beliefs.
    • Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or real, without immediate private knowledge; dependence upon term or testimony; limited or complete guarantee without good understanding or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; self-confidence.
    • A persuasion associated with facts of religion; trust.
    • The thing thought; the item of belief.
    • A tenet, and/or human body of principles, held because of the supporters of every course of views; doctrine; creed.
    • self-esteem reposed in any individual or thing; belief; trust: because, a child's belief in the parents.
    • A conviction of truth of confirmed proposition or an alleged reality, resting upon grounds inadequate to constitute positive understanding.
    • Persuasion for the truth of a proposition, however with the consciousness that positive proof for this is inadequate or desiring; specifically, guarantee of this truth of exactly what rests chiefly or entirely upon expert.
    • what is known; an object of belief.
    • the entire human body of tenets held because of the teachers of every trust.
    • A creed; a formula embodying the primary doctrines of a religion or a church.
    • Synonyms and advice, Conviction, etc. (see persuasion); credence, trust, credit, self-confidence. Doctrine.
    • a vague idea by which some self-confidence is placed
    • any cognitive content held as real

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