Belies



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

Crisis Kills G-20 Progress Eswar Prasad November 4, 2011
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Literary Lagos Henry Krempels March 15, 2014
Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman November 14, 2014
Hollywood’s Stalker Fetish Doreen Orion April 24, 2009
Roma Children Face Segregation In EU Schools Amana Fontanella-Khan March 7, 2014

Historical Examples

The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
Seed Thoughts for Singers Frank Herbert Tubbs
Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard
The Days of Mohammed Anna May Wilson
The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters Henry David Thoreau

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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