Variant of belie
- Archaic to tell lies about
- to give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent: his smile belies his anger
- to leave unfulfilled; disappoint: war belied hopes for peace
- to show to be untrue; prove false: her cruelty belied her kind words
Origin: Middle English bilien ; from Old English beleogan, to deceive by lying ; from be-, be- plush leogan, lie
- belier noun
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