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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Even on Earth, life is remarkably diverse and has shown incredible resilience in extraordinarily hostile environments. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study Shows Exoplanet Has a Stable Axis Just Like Earth," 29 June 2018 Summers offer a refreshing getaway marked by impeccable blue skies and cool, mountain breezes set against the incredible backdrop of the Gore Range, and the expansive valley below. Discover Magazine, "Be In the Moments, In the Mountains, Together," 22 June 2018 Hotlanta, as some Atlantans unironically called it, was pretty incredible. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 Although the goal was incredible, the best part of it may have perhaps been the celebration. Nihal Kolur,, "Watch: Croatian Players Celebrate Mandzukic Goal With Photographer," 11 July 2018 Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. Montana Couser, The Root, "LeBron James Joins the Los Angeles Lakers With a $154 Million Deal," 2 July 2018 And since the BET Awards didn't do it enough, here are all the highlights from the incredible, inspiring, and immensely talented women that graced the show with their presence. Morgan Baila,, "BET Awards Recap: From Jamie Foxx's Dad Jokes To Meek Mill's XXXTentacion Hoodie," 25 June 2018 Misty Copeland has broken down incredible barriers in ballet. Marci Robin, Allure, "Misty Copeland Helps Estée Lauder Announce the Shade Expansion of Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup," 14 July 2018 In October 2017, Kim Kardashian West commented on a viral video that Mic produced to illuminate the incredible inequities at work in the case of Johnson. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "How a Former Glamour College Woman of the Year Helped Break the Alice Johnson Story," 13 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of incredible

: difficult or impossible to believe

: extremely good, great, or large


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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a magnificent or impressive array

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