absolute, complete, outright, pure, sheer, total, utter

He raised his eyebrows in mock disbelief.


A look of suspended disbelief came across his face.

amused, astonished, furious, horrified, shocked, stunned

I felt disbelief first of all, then outrage.


The president publicly expressed his disbelief at what had happened.

hear, see, sense

I could see the disbelief in her eyes.

She could sense his disbelief.

greet sth with

My stories were greeted with disbelief.

shake your head in, stare in, watch in

We could only watch in disbelief as the car rolled into the water.


If you don't mind suspending your disbelief, you should enjoy this movie.

in disbelief

My mouth dropped open in disbelief.

to sb's disbelief

To my horrified disbelief, the animal was running in my direction.

disbelief at

Hilary shook her head in disbelief at the news.

an expression of disbelief, a look of disbelief

with looks of utter disbelief on their faces

suspension of disbelief

The movie version requires greater suspension of disbelief than the book.

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