Translation of belie in Spanish:

belie

no dejar traslucir, v.

Pronunciation /bəˈlaɪ/ /bɪˈlʌɪ/

transitive verb belies, belying, belied

  • 1

    (misrepresent)
    no dejar traslucir
    ocultar
    her smile belied her sorrow su sonrisa no dejaba traslucir la pena que sentía
  • 2

    (contradict)
    this decision belies his reputation as a liberal esta decisión desdice de / no se compadece con su reputación de liberal
    • this belies the notion that … esto demuestra que no es cierto que …
    • Teresa's youthful appearance certainly belies her age and we wish her continued good health…
    • Its exotic appearance belies the toughness and reliability of its nature.
    • He may look like a rugged hillwalker, well-built and bearded - but his appearance belies the truth.
    • It must be said that her appearance belies her age and she dresses extremely sharply.
    • At first glance, Liu's appearance belies the importance of her new job.
    • But her casual appearance belies a steely core of ambition and determination.
    • I was a first year medical student when I first realized that outward appearances occasionally belie the truth.
    • The brilliance of the sun belied the low temperature.
    • Amy asked in an excited tone belying her true feelings.
    • His dapper appearance and smile belied an awkward personality.
    • His gruff manner always belied a kindness in him that all his close friends knew he had.
    • His tone of voice and the look in his eyes completely belied his words.
    • Though his eyes were beginning to dance with a glee that completely belied the tears upon his face.
    • Its clearly German exterior belies its delicate interior.
    • His impressive list of credits belies his young age.
    • Sassy, brash, with a tough exterior that belies her soft heart, Scarlett Adams is the kind of role that comes along once in a lifetime.
    • Other stunts were also impressive and belied the low budget of the film overall.
    • His rather unimpressive exterior belied the terrible power he could wield.
    • It was all very quaint, belying the ultra-modern appearance of the boat's exterior, but it was no less impressive.
    • Her direct manner belies the cozy atmosphere of her pub, where women chat and snuggle comfortably.
  • 3

    (hopes) defraudar
    her results have belied her early promise los resultados que ha obtenido no han estado a la altura de lo que prometía
    • These figures belie the constantly repeated claims of mass popular support for the brutal war.
    • Already, we have encountered many instances that would belie any such claim.
    • The strong shows of support for him belied claims that the party was falling apart without its leader.
    • But their political views and their actions belie that claim.
    • The administration's record on major choices about international law belies that claim.
    • Berlow's review of the memos themselves, however, belied that claim.
    • Indeed, social history's capacity to generate new topics belies some of the common criticisms of the field.
    • Their claim to be non-racial is belied by their actions.
    • But, this is belied by their own statements, and the truth.
    • The company is rated top for popularity, belying its comparatively small market share.
    • In other words, he has been able to persuade them to view him uncritically despite the reality belying what is projected.
    • I nodded again with an expression belying that statement.
    • The casualness of these statements belied what I considered to be an exacting exchange system.
    • In fact, the appearance tends to belie the reality.