unbelievable

adjective

un·​be·​liev·​able ˌən-bə-ˈlē-və-bəl How to pronounce unbelievable (audio)
: 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
unbelievably adverb

Examples of unbelievable in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbelievable was in 1548

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“Unbelievable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelievable. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

unbelievable

adjective
un·​be·​liev·​able ˌən-bə-ˈlē-və-bəl How to pronounce unbelievable (audio)
1
: too unlikely for belief
an unbelievable story
2
: very significant or impressive
made an unbelievable catch in center field
unbelievably adverb

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