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belief

noun
 
 
/bɪˈliːf/
TRUE [U, no plural] B2 something that you believe is true or real: It is a widely-held belief that smoking helps you lose weight. She married him in the belief that he would change. →  Opposite disbelief Opinions, beliefs and points of view
IDEA [C, U] B2 an idea that you are certain is true: religious/political beliefs Opinions, beliefs and points of view
EFFECTIVE [U, no plural] the feeling that someone or something is effective or right: a belief in social justiceOpinions, beliefs and points of view
beyond belief B2 too bad, good, difficult, etc to be real: The evil of this man is beyond belief.Not believable
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