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Ways of saying that you do not believe something - thesaurus

Synonyms

are you having a laugh?

used to challenge something someone says or does that seems ridiculous or insulting

come, come/come now

used for telling someone that you do not believe or accept what they are saying

a likely story

used for telling someone that you do not believe what they have just said

you could have fooled me

used for saying you do not believe something that someone is telling you

don’t give me that

used for telling someone that you do not believe or like what they are saying

tell me another (one)

used for saying to someone that you do not believe what they have just said

that’ll be the day

used for saying that you do not believe something will happen

come on

used for telling someone that you do not believe what they are saying

bah

interjection

used for telling someone that you do not approve of something or do not believe it

phooey

interjection

informal used for showing that you are annoyed or disappointed, or that you do not believe something

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More synonyms

are you kidding?

used for saying that you do not believe or agree with what someone is saying

come along

old-fashioned used for telling someone that you do not believe or accept what they are saying

come off it

used for telling someone that you do not believe them or that what they are saying is stupid

don’t come the something (with me)

used for telling someone angrily not to pretend that they have particular feelings or are in a particular situation, because you do not believe them

get out!

mainly Americanspoken used for saying you are surprised by something or do not believe it

get out of here

mainly Americanspoken used for saying you do not believe what someone is telling you

go on

British used for saying that you do not believe what someone is telling you

have to pinch yourself

used for saying that you do not believe that something good that is happening to you is real

huh

interjection

informal used as a way of showing that you do not like, believe, or agree with something

I’d like to see someone do something

used for saying that you do not believe someone can do something

I’ll believe it/that when I see it

used for saying that you do not believe that something will happen or that someone will do something

is that what you call it?

used for saying in an angry or surprised way that you do not believe or accept a description that someone has just given

I wasn’t born yesterday

used for telling someone that you are not stupid enough to believe what they are saying

like hell

very informal used for showing that you doubt something or do not believe it

my arse

Britishimpolite used for saying you do not believe what someone is saying to you

my ass

used for showing that you do not believe something that has just been said

my foot

used for saying that you do not believe or agree with something that someone has said

my hat

used for saying that you do not believe that something can possibly be true

no way

used for expressing surprise, or for telling someone that you do not believe them

promises, promises

used for saying that you do not think that someone will do what they say they will do

pull the other one (it’s got bells on)

used for telling someone that you do not believe what they are saying

something does/will not wash

used for saying that you do not believe or accept a particular idea, excuse, or way of behaving

surely

adverb

spoken used for showing surprise or doubt about something

surely not

used for showing that you do not believe that something can be true

talk is cheap

used for saying that you do not believe that someone will in fact do what they are saying they will do

tell that/it to the Marines

used for telling someone that you do not believe what they are saying

that’s a good one

used for saying that you think that what someone has said is not true and is intended to trick you

very funny

used for telling someone that you do not believe what they have said

who is someone kidding?

used for saying that someone wants you to believe something, but everyone knows it is not true

why should someone do something?

used for showing that you do not believe what someone has told you

yeah, right

informal used for saying that you do not believe something that someone has just told you

you’re joking

used for saying that you cannot believe that someone really means what they have just said because it seems so surprising or so silly

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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