100 important words: belie

Means: To misrepresent, show to be false, or contradict.
Review: A handy word, often used to refer to people's behavior contrasting with their professed stance or character. And there's a lot of that going around.
First Google link is to dictionary: Yes, the first 6 links are.
Example: Harry drumming his finger to the tune of the William Tell Overture throughout the date belied his suave demeanor.
Hits for media sites:

Washington Post296
New York Times281
USA Today56
Fox News18

Posted by cronopio at 01:11 PM, July 07, 2006