belie: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bi-lī'), [key]
— -lied, -ly•ing.
- 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.).
- to lie about; slander.
- belie (Thesaurus)