What does the word disbelief mean?

Usage examples for disbelief

  1. Suppose that disbelief may diminish the intensity of his fears, can it alter the real state of the case, or remove the only just ground of apprehension and anxiety in regard to the future? – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  2. Agnes and Ruth looked into the handkerchief with some disbelief. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  3. On the other hand there may well be something symptomatic in the apparent absence of interest in theoretical disbelief in such powers and in the immortality of the soul. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley