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belie
as in:  his smile belied his treachery


His gruff demeanor belies a soft heart.
  to give a false impression; or be in contradiction with
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belied belies belie belier belying
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  • His gruff demeanor belies a soft heart.
  • But it is the fault of our rhetoric that we cannot strongly state one fact without seeming to belie some other.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • ...and he dug with an earnestness which belied the knowledge he must have had that no dog had ever caught a squirrel by digging in a hole.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Thou dost belie her
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice

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  • they have belied a lady
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Thou dost belie him,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • Thou beliest thine own heart, Peleg.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • No, not so, villain; thou beliest thyself: Here stand a pair of honourable men; A third is fled, that had a hand in it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • He struck me as stupid, and yet the deftness with which he worked with his one hand seemed to belie his stupidity.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel

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  • His afterthoughts belie his first resolve.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • "Upon my word, sir," cries Sophia, "I must belie my heart wickedly if I did."
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard II
  • Do not belie the intelligence I see in your face...
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
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Associated words [difficulty]:   belie [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning, Sports
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