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

Other Words from unbelievable

unbelievably \ ˌən-​bə-​ˈlē-​və-​blē How to pronounce unbelievable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unbelievable in a Sentence

a completely unbelievable story about why there was lipstick on his collar
Recent Examples on the Web There are so many other artists creating albums that are unbelievable, so the fact that the show was able to get more ears listening to my things is really cool. Dora Segall, SPIN, 15 Sep. 2022 If something can be both unbelievable and fitting at the same time, then the news Tuesday that Sale would miss the remainder of the season after breaking his right wrist in a bicycle accident certainly qualifies. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 The script is not afraid of hitting extremes and becoming unbelievable for the sake of a joke or a heart-wrenching moment, but Eusebio grounds it. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 14 July 2022 What the Sri Lankan government has done is almost as unbelievable. The Editors, National Review, 12 July 2022 He's been unbelievable in the NBA Playoffs, but the Celtics are a team designed to shut him down. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2022 Father himself had a courage that was simply unbelievable. James Roosevelt, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 The litany of lies that Mr. Leissner had to fess up to on the stand was long and in some cases unbelievable. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 But the efforts of those same executives to now stake out the moral high ground ring hollow and insincere, and are so patently unbelievable as to be embarrassing, regardless of what Zucker should or should not have done. Steven Tian, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unbelievable

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbelievable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelievable. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for unbelievable


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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