Definition of 'belie'
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His outer demeanour belies a steely resolve. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His skeletal appearance belies a mischievous sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his presence on the field belied a gentle nature. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His image of simplicity belied a most agile political brain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the wholesome image belies the complexities on the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The fun of it and his cheery look belied the serious and scholarly content. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet you would search in vain for a person who more sharply belied the image of idle arrogance this conveys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their nondescript appearance belies their importance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Mercifully, this ominous exterior belies the elegant rooms within. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This belies the true image: he was short with red hair. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The playboy image belied his hard work and wry self-awareness. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But his image belied a character which was scheming, ambitious and hungry for power. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Beyond the concert hall, he found much that belied the western image of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A few should be advised to retire because their external appearance belies the extensive cardiac damage. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)The outward appearance of nature belies a deeper reality: we must read through the text of nature to see that which is beyond. Christianity Today (2000)The former Olympic sailor belies his image as a Belgian bureaucrat to wield serious power. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But casual demeanour belies a character that, say former colleagues, is rather unforgiving of those not in command of the facts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. belie is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'belie'
British English: belie VERB
If one thing belies another, it hides the true situation and so creates a false idea or image of someone or something.
Her looks belie her 50 years.
Definition of belie from the Collins English Dictionary
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