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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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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There were so many qualities about her that were absolutely unbelievable. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Adam Cole on NXT’s Live TV Debut: ‘This Is the Exact Moment I’ve Dreamed Of’," 17 Sep. 2019 And to go on that journey now together is unbelievable. Bethany Heitman, Health.com, "Lea Michele On How PCOS Changed Her Relationship With Food: ‘The Side Effects Can Be Brutal’," 10 Sep. 2019 What an unbelievable opportunity that we’ve been given. Jabari Young, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs Off-topic: David Robinson," 7 July 2018 Ambrose gave us the keys to an unbelievable and unapologetic style scene. Maiya Carmichael, Essence, "ESSENCE Fashion House NYC: June Ambrose On The Art Of Unapologetic Style," 7 Sep. 2019 Jalen and James have been unbelievable all summer, and Akok is starting to express himself, show how much he could be used on offensive end. Dom Amore, courant.com, "UConn men: Christian Vital, Huskies ‘on the same page’ as final AAC season approaches," 30 Aug. 2019 What Andrew gave to this city and to this organization is truly. unbelievable. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Here's what Colts players thought of fans booing Andrew Luck: 'It's (expletive).'," 26 Aug. 2019 The following examples, like Tartaro’s, might sound unbelievable. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong," 18 Aug. 2019 Mahomes was unbelievable in his first full season as a starter after essentially a redshirt rookie year behind Alex Smith. Brandon Niles, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Quarterback Position Primer," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unbelievable

1548, in the meaning defined above

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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


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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