unbelievable

adjective
un·​be·​liev·​able | \ ˌən-bə-ˈlē-və-bəl How to pronounce unbelievable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce unbelievably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unbelievable in a Sentence

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

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To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why There Isn't an Oscars Host In 2019: A Comprehensive Timeline," 23 Feb. 2019 The hero of the novel is not the man who tells the story but the brilliant con artist, the appalling, almost unbelievable Enric Marco. Mario Vargas Llosa, WSJ, "‘The Impostor’ Review: The Man Who Wasn’t There," 23 Aug. 2018 The very woods are alive with splashes of color so outlandish against the spring green as to be almost unbelievable. Ben Raines, AL.com, "Tiny birds, incredible journey," 20 Apr. 2018 And the story of how Williams connected with the Grueninger family from Meraux is almost unbelievable. Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com, "How Saints safety Marcus Williams became a part of a Meraux family," 13 Apr. 2018 Their location between Russia, China and South Korea is unbelievable. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "Trump says he’s in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes," 20 Feb. 2019 The variety and the talents of the acts who enter Got Talent globally are incredible and unbelievable. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Past 'America's Got Talent' performers to compete in 'Champions' edition," 12 May 2018 The most unbelievable, the most unlikely upset in the history of the NCAA tournament happened Friday night when UMBC — that’s University of Maryland, Baltimore County — took down the No. 1 overall seed Virginia. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "See the final seconds of No. 16 seed UMBC's shocking and historic upset over No. 1 seed UVA," 16 Mar. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce unbelievable (audio) \

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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