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in·cred·i·ble

 (ĭn-krĕd′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable: gave an incredible explanation of the cause of the accident.
2. Astonishing, extraordinary, or extreme: dressed with incredible speed.

[Middle English, from Latin incrēdibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + crēdibilis, believable; see credible.]

in·cred′i·bil′i·ty, in·cred′i·ble·ness n.
in·cred′i·bly adv.

incredible

(ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl)
adj
1. beyond belief or understanding; unbelievable
2. informal marvellous; amazing
inˌcrediˈbility, inˈcredibleness n
inˈcredibly adv

in•cred•i•ble

(ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəl)

adj.
1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
2. hard to believe; unbelievable: The book's plot is incredible.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin incrēdibilis]
in•cred`i•bil′i•ty, in•cred′i•ble•ness, n.
in•cred′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incredible - beyond belief or understandingincredible - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
unconvincing, flimsy - not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"
incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
implausible - having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse"
unthinkable - incapable of being conceived or considered
believable, credible - capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"

incredible

adjective
1. (Informal) amazing, great, wonderful, brilliant, stunning, extraordinary, overwhelming, ace (informal), astonishing, staggering, marvellous, sensational (informal), mega (slang), breathtaking, astounding, far-out (slang), prodigious, awe-inspiring, superhuman, rad (informal) Thanks, I had an incredible time.
2. unbelievable, impossible, absurd, unthinkable, questionable, improbable, inconceivable, preposterous, unconvincing, unimaginable, outlandish, far-fetched, implausible, beyond belief, cock-and-bull (informal), not able to hold water Do not dismiss as incredible the stories your children tell you.

incredible

adjective
Translations
لا يُصَدَّقلا يُصَدَّق، غَيْر قابِل للتَّصْديقمُدْهِش، هائِل
neuvěřitelný
utroligufattelig
uskomatonepäuskottava
nevjerojatan
ótrúlegurótrúlegur, lygilegur
信じられない
믿어지지 않는
neiedomājamsneticams
neverjeten
otrolig
ไม่น่าเชื่อ
không thể tin được

incredible

[ɪnˈkredəbl] ADJincreíble
they found it incredible that I was still aliveles pareció increíble que todavía estuviera viva
incredible though it may seempor increíble que parezca, aunque parezca mentira
an incredible number of peopleuna cantidad de gente increíble

incredible

[ɪnˈkrɛdɪbəl] adj
(= amazing) → incroyable
(= hard to believe) → incroyable

incredible

adjunglaublich; (inf: = amazing also) → unwahrscheinlich (inf); scenerysagenhaft; it seems incredible to me that …ich kann es nicht fassen, dass …; incredible though it may seem, …so unglaublich es auch scheinen mag, …; this music is incredible (inf)diese Musik ist sagenhaft (inf); you’re incredible (inf)du bist wirklich unschlagbar

incredible

[ɪnˈkrɛdəbl] adjincredibile

incredible

(inˈkredəbl) adjective
1. hard to believe. He does an incredible amount of work.
2. impossible to believe; not credible. I found his story incredible.
inˈcredibly adverb
inˌcrediˈbility noun

incredible

لا يُصَدَّق neuvěřitelný utrolig unglaublich απίστευτος increíble uskomaton incroyable nevjerojatan incredibile 信じられない 믿어지지 않는 ongelofelijk utrolig niewiarygodny inacreditável изумительный otrolig ไม่น่าเชื่อ inanılmaz không thể tin được 难以置信的
References in classic literature ?
It was not written as news, for it is incredible, but as fiction.
I know,' he said, after a pause, `that all this will be absolutely incredible to you.
In transposing your names man has acted with incredible folly.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
It is a faithful narrative of this incredible expedition in an element inaccessible to man, but to which Progress will one day open a road.
I know I shall be told that this is incredible--but it is incredible to be as spiteful and stupid as I was; it may be added that it was strange I should not love her, or at any rate, appreciate her love.
High into bending and swaying branches he was borne with what seemed to him incredible swiftness, while Tarzan chafed at the slowness of his progress.
The last of the crew needs especial remark, Though he looked an incredible dunce: He had just one idea--but, that one being "Snark," The good Bellman engaged him at once.
He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches, in which his judgment had infallibly foretold the winner; of shooting parties, in which he had killed more birds (though without having one good shot) than all his companions together; and described to her some famous day's sport, with the fox-hounds, in which his foresight and skill in directing the dogs had repaired the mistakes of the most experienced huntsman, and in which the boldness of his riding, though it had never endangered his own life for a moment, had been constantly leading others into difficulties, which he calmly concluded had broken the necks of many.
It seems incredible,' he said, after a period of reflection.
Perhaps this incredible proposition of his is only intended to mystify us," growled an apoplectic old admiral.
It is, I think, the opinion of Aristotle; or if not, it is the opinion of some wise man, whose authority will be as weighty when it is as old, "That it is no excuse for a poet who relates what is incredible, that the thing related is really matter of fact.