to show to be false; contradict:
His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various
Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Ethel Morton at Chautauqua Mabell S. C. Smith
Hard Cash Charles Reade
The Children’s Book of Gardening Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith
Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers’ Island Ross Kay
Ralph the Heir Anthony Trollope
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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