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noun belief pronunciation in American English /bɪˈlif/
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singularbelief
pluralbeliefs
  1. [countable/uncountable] a strong feeling that something is true or real
    This theory goes against the beliefs of most current political thinkers.
    belief in: a belief in the existence of UFOs
    belief that: the mistaken belief that cocaine is not an addictive drug
    popular/widely held/widespread belief: There is widespread belief that an agreement has been made.
    firm/strong belief: It is my firm belief that the government should act now.
    growing belief: There is a growing belief that she will resign.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a strong feeling that something is right or good
      belief in: a belief in social justice
      belief that: the belief that women should be treated equally
    2. b.
      [countable] [usually plural] an idea that you are certain is true, especially involving religion or politics
      Christian/Buddhist beliefs
      belief about/concerning: our traditional beliefs about the origins of life
      express belief: Everyone is entitled to express their own personal beliefs.

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