Pronunciation: (bi-lī'), [key]
—v.t., -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. Archaic.to lie about; slander.
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