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Definition 1: any cognitive content held as true - [noun denoting cognition]

(belief is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding

(... is a kind of belief ) an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others

"white supremacism"

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief that can guide behavior

"the architect has a theory that more is less" "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"

(... is a kind of belief ) belief in theosophy

(... is a kind of belief ) the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual

"19th century thought" "Darwinian thought"

(... is a kind of belief ) belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem

(... is a kind of belief ) the beliefs of a tribal society

(... is a kind of belief ) beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)

"he has very conservatives values"

(... is a kind of belief ) belief in the existence of vampires

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief in the spread of revolutionary principles

(... is a kind of belief ) an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

(... is a kind of belief ) complete confidence in a person or plan etc

"he cherished the faith of a good woman" "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

(... is a kind of belief ) any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation

"self-indulgence was his only philosophy" "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it"

(... is a kind of belief ) belief about (or mental picture of) the future

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that all human characteristics are determined genetically

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that the world can be made better by human effort

(... is a kind of belief ) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

"my opinion differs from yours" "I am not of your persuasion" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

(... is a kind of belief ) belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it

(... is a kind of belief ) the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration

(... is a kind of belief ) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

(... is a kind of belief ) a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people

"he asked for a poll of public opinion"

(... is a kind of belief ) an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

Definition 2: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where belief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his impression of her was favorable
  • what are your feelings about the crisis?
  • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
  • I had a feeling that she was lying

Synonyms for belief in the sense of this definition

(belief is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of belief ) the impression that something is present

"he felt the presence of an evil force"

(... is a kind of belief ) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

"he just did it for effect"

(... is a kind of belief ) at the first glimpse or impression

"at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"

(... is a kind of belief ) an impression that something might be the case

"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

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