IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

V. RESULTS OF REASONING

Unbelief. Doubt.

[Antonyms: belief.]

[Nouns] unbelief, disbelief, misbelief; discredit, miscreance; infidelity (irreligion) [more]; dissent [more]; change of opinion [more]; retractation [more].

doubt (uncertainty) [more]; skepticism, misgiving, demure; distrust, mistrust; misdoubt, suspicion, jealousy, scruple, qualm; onus probandi.

incredibility, incredibleness; incredulity.

unbeliever [more].

[Verbs] disbelieve, discredit; not believe [more]; misbelieve; refuse to admit (dissent) [more]; refuse to believe (incredulity) [more].

doubt; be doubtful (uncertain) [more]; doubt the truth of; be skeptical as to; diffide; distrust, mistrust; suspect, smoke, scent, smell a rat; have doubts, harbor doubts, entertain doubts, suspicions; have one's doubts.

demure, stick at, pause, hesitate, scruple; stop to consider, waver.

hang in suspense, hang in doubt.

throw doubt upon, raise a question; bring in, call in question; question, challenge, dispute; deny [more]; cavil; cause a doubt, raise a doubt, start a doubt, suggest a doubt, awake a doubt, make suspicion; ergotize

startle, stagger; shake one's faith, shake one's belief, stagger one's faith, stagger one's belief.

[Adjectives] unbelieving; incredulous as to, skeptical as to; distrustful as to, shy as to, suspicious of; doubting

doubtful (uncertain) [more]; disputable; unworthy of, undeserving of belief [more]; questionable; suspect, suspicious; open to suspicion, open to doubt; staggering, hard to believe, incredible, not to be believed, inconceivable.

fallible (uncertain) [more]; undemonstrable; controvertible (untrue) [more].

[Adverbs] cum grano salis [Latin: with a grain of salt]; with grains of allowance.

[Phrases] fronti nulla fides; nimium ne crede colori [Vergil]; "timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" [Vergil]; credat Judaeus Apella [Horace]; let those believe who may; ad tristem partem stenua est suspicio [Syrus].

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