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as in:  the loss belied our confidence

Her actions belie her words.
  to show something to be false or unfounded
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belies belie belier belied belying
This usage is archaic, but seen in classic literature.
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  • Her actions belie her words.
  • History belies the stereotype.
  • "I think you belie her," said Heathcliff, twisting his chair to face them.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
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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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