20 Synonym for Belief: Opinion, Trust, Conviction, View, Judgment,…


Belief is a noun that has been used for centuries.  Its use has remained popular throughout the ages.  Basically, it is a thought that people have of something they think or are taught to be true.   Generally, today we treat beliefs and relate them to religious, spiritual and psychological situations. 

a) Belief

Has a few different meanings depending on the context it is used.

Belief: the acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.

Something that someone accepts as being true or real, a firmly held opinion or idea.

I know you have the belief that your dog is not responsible for pooping on my grass, but the video tells a different story!

Contextual Synonyms:

1. Opinion

A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

It is my firm opinion that we need to learn English.

2. View

A way of considering or regarding something; an attitude or opinion.

My father holds the view that computers are just a fad.

3. Conviction

A firmly held thought and/or opinion.

My mother’s conviction about education resulted in all of her children becoming professionals and graduates of university.

4. Judgment

An opinion or conclusion.

Even though you don’t think it is right, it is my judgement that it is the right way to go.

5. Way of thinking

Used for giving your opinion.

To my way of thinking, the decision to move to the Philippines is important.

6. Impression

An opinion about something or someone, especially one formed without conscious thought or based on little evidence, idea, feeling.

It’s my impression that you are not the real Goldie Locks as your hair is black.

7. Theory 

A person’s ideas or system of ideas used to explain something or someone.

The investigator had a theory that it was the neighbor.

8. Conclusion

Through reasoning, a decision or judgement is made.

It was my manager’s conclusion that we needed to hire more staff.

9. Notion

A belief or conception about something.

There are some that have a notion that drinking during pregnancy is ok, it is not!

b) Belief

A religious or spiritual conviction.

I understand your beliefs are Christian, however mine are not.  Please do not knock on my door again. Good night!

Contextual Synonyms: 

10. Ideology

Ideas about religion or system of ideals.

My parents wanted me to go to church, but I told them I have my own ideology.

11. Principle

A rule or ideal that guides one’s behavior.

There are some basic principles that guide Catholics behavior.

12. Ethic

A set of moral rules that direct a group and form of conduct.

The ethics direct our worshipers are non-negotiable.

13. Dogma

A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.

The Buddhist dogma of not killing anything is strong.

14. Creed

A system of Christian or other religious belief; a faith.

Every believer of our group has a common creed.

c) Belief

Faith, confidence in someone or something, trust.

I have held the belief that you can judge a man’s character by observing how and what they spend their money on.

Contextual Synonyms: 

15. Faith

Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

He has complete trust in his team to complete the project.

16. Trust

Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

I trust that you will remember the meeting tomorrow.

17. Reliance

Dependence on or trust in someone or something.

The board of directors has great reliance on the CEO ro handle the problem.

18. Confidence

The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

I have complete confidence in your ability to complete the test.

19. Credence

The acceptance and faith that something is true.

My boss gives great credence to his employees and it makes us feel valued and trusted.

More for you:
10 Synonyms for Faith: Creed, Religion, Confidence, Trust, Religion
Trust You vs Trust In You

Notify of
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
5 years ago

Yikes! The example sentence in a) 9 is a comma splice.

I suggest the following:
There are some that have a notion that drinking during pregnancy is ok; It is not!

1 year ago

Great article

Reply to  Lenida
1 year ago

Thank you