Definition of "belies" []

  • To show to be untrue; contradict (verb)
  • To misrepresent; disguise the nature of (verb)
  • To fail to justify; disappoint (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of belie. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "belies" in a sentence
  • "The title belies the multifaceted appeal of Badu's voice, and the urban mysticism in her lyrics."
  • "The title belies the contents of Chipmunk's follow-up to his debut album: it's not so much a case of transition as stasis, with the young rapper apparently struggling to move beyond the formulaic aspirational blather and paranoid complaints about haters and gold-diggers."
  • "We do not call these operations night raids because they are not arbitrary actions and the term belies our sensitivity to the Afghan people and their customs."