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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
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