Meaning of belie

be•lie

Pronunciation: (bi-lī'), [key]
— -lied, -ly•ing.
  1. to show to be false; contradict: His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
  2. to misrepresent: The newspaper belied the facts.
  3. to act unworthily according to the standards of (a tradition, one's ancestry, one's faith, etc.).
  4. to lie about; slander.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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