unbelievable

adjective
un·​be·​liev·​able | \ ˌən-bə-ˈlē-və-bəl \

Definition of unbelievable

: too improbable for belief the plot is unreal and unbelievable also : of such a superlative degree as to be hard to believe the destruction was unbelievable made an unbelievable catch in center field

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Other Words from unbelievable

unbelievably \ ˌən-​bə-​ˈlē-​və-​blē \ adverb

Examples of unbelievable in a Sentence

a completely unbelievable story about why there was lipstick on his collar

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To have the opportunity to have a greater impact on design and people’s lives, that’s definitely unbelievable. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Venus Williams on Balancing Design and Tennis," 15 Jan. 2019 The strength of the emotion of love is unbelievable in the face of history. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "“I wanted to make it a beautiful disaster”: Pawel Pawlikowski on his new film Cold War," 21 Dec. 2018 But from listening to Trump talk, our luck seems almost unbelievable. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "A Wall Street Journal interview on trade shows Trump has no idea what he’s doing," 27 Nov. 2018 Beardyman does his best job with the vocal of this track, an experience that is truly unbelievable, nonsensical, and in many ways, relatable for ravers around the world. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Fatboy Slim's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 2 July 2018 To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kevin Hart Had an Emotional Response to the News He's Hosting the Oscars," 5 Dec. 2018 Explain that, please. The amount of untruthful stuff that is written is unbelievable. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 The cars are gorgeous and the amount of capital the ultra rich throw around like Monopoly money is unbelievable. Tamara Warren, The Verge, "Monterey Car Week is where the past and future of automobiles collide," 29 Aug. 2018 Domina Drexler, the heroine, is as dim and unbelievable a person as one is likely to encounter between hard covers. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Anne Tolstoi Wallach, 89, Dies; Her Advertising Novel Caused a Stir," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of unbelievable

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbelievable was in 1548

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unbelievable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unbelievable

: difficult or impossible to believe
used to describe something that is so good, bad, etc., that it is difficult to believe

unbelievable

adjective
un·​be·​liev·​able | \ ˌən-bə-ˈlē-və-bəl \

Kids Definition of unbelievable

1 : too unlikely to be believed an unbelievable excuse
2 : very impressive or amazing an unbelievable catch

Other Words from unbelievable

unbelievably \ -​blē \ adverb unbelievably delicious

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