Belie

Definition of Belie

Be`lie´
v. t.1.To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood.
[imp. & p. p. Belied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Belying ( ).]
Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues.
- Dryden.
2.To give a false representation or account of.
Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts.
- Shak.
3.To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander.
Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him.
- Shak.
4.To mimic; to counterfeit.
5.To fill with lies.

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