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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Regardless, the talent behind this nail art is unbelievable. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Tabasco Nail Art Is Coming in Hot This Summer," 15 July 2019 The dedication of the committee to make this conference better year after year is unbelievable. USA TODAY, "Florida conference helps grow networking, businesses for HR professionals," 9 July 2019 Equally unbelievable arguments are made about trade. The Economist, "Britain’s Brexit debate regresses to 2016," 4 July 2019 Trump is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime against this country. James Freeman, WSJ, "Donald Trump and the New York Times," 20 June 2019 Kiersten’s death is unbelievable, shocking and unnecessary. Dana Branham Sarah Sarder, Dallas News, "Crane company blames high winds for fatal Dallas collapse, says operator followed procedure," 20 June 2019 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

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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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