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To contradict; to misrepresent
- To contradict, to show to be untrue; to misrepresent, to disguise
His coarse, hard-bitten exterior belied his inner sensitivity.
The outer surface belies the complexity of what's going on inside.
The reporter belied the real extent of the damage.
- a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages,etc.; spree.
We went to the kegger party and went on a drinking binge.
Researchers had rats eat normal food, then binge on sugar and chocolate-flavored snacks.
After a binge of bail-outs, lifelines and fiscal stimuli, public borrowing is soaring.
oddly picturesque; peculiar in a good way
- having an old-1.fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque: a quaint old house.
- 2.strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way: a quaint sense of humor.