incredible

adjective
in·​cred·​i·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-bəl How to pronounce incredible (audio) \

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 How to pronounce incredibility (audio) \ noun
incredibleness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkre-​də-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce incredibleness (audio) \ 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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The permanent collection is incredible and the architecture is a piece of art in itself. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Bride Wore Custom Calvin Klein, and the Groom Wore a Bucket Hat at This Miami Museum Wedding," 31 Jan. 2019 To watch this fictional character go through such important life moments is incredible and so poignant. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Fuller House Focuses on Kimmy Gibbler Being Stephanie Tanner's Surrogate This Season," 14 Dec. 2018 Wallpaper is an incredible and underrated design element that can instantly add color, personality, and art to your space. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Why You Should Wallpaper Your Ceiling," 14 Dec. 2018 Available in two varieties and made with over 80% cauliflower, Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust offers incredible convenience. Woman's Day, "Introducing Green Giant™ Cauliflower Pizza Crust," 12 Mar. 2019 The incredible thing about this discovery is that Le Verrier was able not only to predict the existence of Neptune but also its exact location using nothing but math and observations of Uranus. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What We Know About Planet Nine," 9 Mar. 2019 Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage," 19 Oct. 2018 This is about learning the secrets behind the magician's most incredible act and the ensuing legacy that lives on in Cincinnati, Bengals and NFL history. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "The No. 2 Cincinnati Bengals play in last 30 years: Jerome Simpson’s flip," 12 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce incredible (audio) \

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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