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 unbelievable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unbelievable in a Sentence

a completely unbelievable story about why there was lipstick on his collar
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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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4 Jun 2021

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“Unbelievable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelievable. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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