incredible

adjective
in·​cred·​i·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-bəl \

Definition of incredible

1 : too extraordinary and improbable to be believed making incredible claims
2 : amazing, extraordinary incredible skill an incredible appetite met an incredible woman

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Other Words from incredible

incredibility \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkre-​də-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
incredibleness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkre-​də-​bəl-​nəs \ noun

Examples of incredible in a Sentence

The movie tells an incredible story of survival. I find his explanation pretty incredible. Incredible as it may seem, she's had no formal training as an artist. It's incredible to me that such a lazy person could be so successful. a landscape of incredible beauty The new job is an incredible opportunity. We have put an incredible amount of work into this project.
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Phoebe Robinson, both of her books are incredible, and her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, is also great. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, ""We’re So Hungry!” Jameela Jamil Gets Real About the Effects of Photoshop," 31 Jan. 2019 The journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful, and pivotal one. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle's First Speech on the Royal Tour Centered Around the Importance of Women's Education," 24 Oct. 2018 After all, every shade is incredible, which is largely a result of her personal involvement in their development. Marci Robin, Allure, "Miss Fame Reveals Why It Was So Meaningful to Launch Miss Fame Beauty at DragCon," 18 Oct. 2018 And if the lobby of the building is any indication, the interior of Damon's new penthouse is sure to be pretty incredible. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Matt Damon Just Bought The Most Expensive Penthouse In Brooklyn," 28 Dec. 2018 The Mate 20 phones are pretty incredible on the inside as well. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Huawei Mate 20 Mate 20 Pro hands on: Enter the Matrix with the do-it-all Android phones," 16 Oct. 2018 The Other Side of the Wind Here’s something pretty incredible: a new film from Orson Welles, who died three decades ago. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: The Predator, True Detective, and more," 1 Sep. 2018 Days two and three were the toughest, but witnessing my body heal like that was pretty incredible. Allure, "I Got Rhinoplasty at 25 — Here's What to Expect From a Nose Job," 7 Aug. 2018 Chan Zuckerberg is doing incredible work with their hospital ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why nonprofits should think more like tech companies," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of incredible

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for incredible

Middle English, from Latin incredibilis, from in- + credibilis credible

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incredible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of incredible

: difficult or impossible to believe
: extremely good, great, or large

incredible

adjective
in·​cred·​i·​ble | \ in-ˈkre-də-bəl \

Kids Definition of incredible

1 : too strange or unlikely to be believed It was an incredible story.
2 : extremely or amazingly good, great, or large incredible strength

Other Words from incredible

incredibly \ -​blē \ adverb

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