improbable

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adjective im·prob·a·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈprä-bə-bəl, -ˈpräb-bəl\

Definition of improbable

  1. :  unlikely to be true or to occur; also :  unlikely but real or true

improbability

play \-ˌprä-bə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

improbably

play \-ˈprä-bə-blē, -ˈpräb-blē\ adverb

Examples of improbable in a sentence

  1. The team made an improbable comeback.

  2. <it seems improbable that the two writers never met since they traveled in the same social circles>

Origin and Etymology of improbable

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin improbabilis, from in- + probabilis probable


First Known Use: 1598


IMPROBABLE Defined for English Language Learners

improbable

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adjective im·prob·a·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈprä-bə-bəl, -ˈpräb-bəl\

Definition of improbable for English Language Learners

  • : not probable : not likely to be true or to happen


IMPROBABLE Defined for Kids

improbable

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adjective im·prob·a·ble \im-ˈprä-bə-bəl\

Definition of improbable for Students

  1. :  not likely :  not probable <improbable stories>

improbably

\-blē\ adverb <an improbably happy ending>


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