belying belying  /bɪ ˈlaɪ ɪŋ/


  1. (v) be in contradiction with
  2. (v) represent falsely



  1. In Singapore, there is water everywhere and, belying the old adage, almost every drop can be drunk.
  2. But ideological blocs such as these have been a much rarer occurrence this season, belying the headlines that greeted both decisions.
  3. X, belying its suggestion of toxicity, simply meant films for adults only.


  • Immigration bill clears early Senate hurdles

    A bipartisan bill to overhaul the nation's immigration system easily cleared its first procedural hurdles Tuesday afternoon, belying the difficult fight that remains in Congress for the legislation. The Senate on Tuesday afternoon voted 84 to 15 to proceed to debate on the bill, allowing senators to begin voting on amendments to the legislation. All [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Ticket via Yahoo! News


  1. "The Craigslist brothel business seems booming -- belying its promise to fight prostitution," Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in a statement.
    on May 3, 2010 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: PC Magazine

  2. "You can't come to the conclusion that you are actually reducing the fare increase when those numbers are actually belying that reality," Paterson said of the Senate proposal.
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: David Paterson Source: Newsday

  3. "The public has been shown the official bank documents belying his claims but he insists on beating around the bush rather than face the challenge squarely," Arroyo said. "He should be man enough to admit his mistake. My husband and I have...
    on Sep 3, 2006 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: International Herald Tribune

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