Belied



to show to be false; contradict:
His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
to misrepresent:
The newspaper belied the facts.
to act unworthily according to the standards of (a tradition, one’s ancestry, one’s faith, etc.).
Archaic. to lie about; slander.
Contemporary Examples

Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq Clive Irving June 16, 2014
Wheels Is Dead: Remembering a Canadian Childhood Glynnis MacNicol February 29, 2012
Syrian Actress Becomes Star of Protests Against Regime of Bashar al-Assad Alastair Beach January 10, 2012
Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern Lloyd Green January 1, 2015
Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees’ $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine Allen Barra May 8, 2014

Historical Examples

The Coward Henry Morford
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various
First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
White Fang Jack London
History of Morgan’s Cavalry Basil W. Duke

verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lied
to show to be untrue; contradict
to misrepresent; disguise the nature of: the report belied the real extent of the damage
to fail to justify; disappoint
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