Meaning of “belief” in the English Dictionary

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"belief" in British English

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beliefnoun [ C or S or U ]

uk /bɪˈliːf/ us /bɪˈliːf/

B2 the feeling of being certain that something exists or is true:

His belief in God gave him hope during difficult times.
Recent scandals have shaken many people's belief in (= caused people to have doubts about) politicians.

B2 something that you believe:

All religious and political beliefs should be respected equally.
[ + that ] It is my (firm) belief that nuclear weapons are immoral.
He called at her house in the belief that (= confident that) she would lend him the money.
beyond belief

C2 too bad, good, difficult, etc. to be imagined:

The brutality of the murders was beyond belief.

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(Definition of “belief” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"belief" in American English

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beliefnoun [ C/U ]

us /bɪˈlif/

the feeling of being certain that something exists or is true:

[ C ] He made no secret of his belief that she was guilty.
[ U ] I have no belief in magic.

(Definition of “belief” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)