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 These headphones, which come with ultra-high noise-cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, easy-to-use touch control panels, and unbelievable high-res sound, are currently $248 — their lowest price ever. Nina Huang, EW.com, 26 Nov. 2021 Getting the full 14 games after a short season has been unbelievable. Steve Millar, chicagotribune.com, 21 Nov. 2021 Zwack called it an unbelievable feeling when the moment finally arrived on the third day of the draft. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 The duration of our crash was unbelievable, and violent. Jim Clash, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 His growth has been unbelievable throughout the years. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 Belair was unbelievable, showcasing her unmatched strength with one awe-inspiring spot after another, including a one-armed Gorilla Press Slam. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Andrew Watt has done an unbelievable job on the production. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 30 Sep. 2021 These kids were so much fun to be around and kudos to Deerfield Beach for hosting and doing an unbelievable job. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 22 July 2021

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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 Dec. 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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