ADJ. complete, outright, total, utter | widespread | open | mock He raised his eyebrows in mock disbelief. | amused, astonished, furious, horrified, shocked, stunned
VERB + DISBELIEF feel I felt disbelief first of all, then outrage. | express The president publicly expressed his disbelief at what had happened. | hide | greet sth with My stories were greeted with disbelief. | shake your head in, stare/watch in | suspend If you don't mind suspending your disbelief, you should enjoy this movie.
PREP. in ~ We could only watch in disbelief as the car rolled into the water. | to your ~ To my horrified disbelief, the animal was running towards me. | ~ at Hilary shook her head in disbelief at the news.
PHRASES an expression/a look of disbelief with looks of utter disbelief on their faces | suspension of disbelief The film version requires greater suspension of disbelief than the book.