improbable

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im·prob·a·ble

 (ĭm-prŏb′ə-bəl)
adj.
Unlikely to take place or be true.

im·prob′a·ble·ness n.
im·prob′a·bly adv.

improbable

(ɪmˈprɒbəbəl)
adj
not likely or probable; doubtful; unlikely
imˌprobaˈbility, imˈprobableness n
imˈprobably adv

im•prob•a•ble

(ɪmˈprɒb ə bəl)

adj.
not probable; unlikely to be true or to happen.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
im•prob`a•bil′i•ty, n.
im•prob′a•ble•ness, n.
im•prob′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.improbable - not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurredimprobable - not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
probable, likely - likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
2.improbable - having a probability too low to inspire belief
implausible - having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse"
3.improbable - too improbable to admit of beliefimprobable - too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"

improbable

adjective
1. doubtful, unlikely, uncertain, unbelievable, dubious, questionable, fanciful, far-fetched, implausible It seems improbable that this year's figure will show a drop.
doubtful likely, certain, probable, reasonable, doubtless, plausible
2. unconvincing, weak, unbelievable, preposterous Their marriage seems an improbable alliance.
unconvincing convincing, plausible

improbable

adjective
Translations
غَيْر مُحْتَمَليَصْعُب تَصْديقُه
nepravděpodobný
usandsynligutænkelig
ólíklegurósennilegur
neįtikimaineįtikimumasnepanašumas į tiesą
maz ticamsneiespējamsneticams
neverjeten
inanılması güçmümkün görülmeyenolası olmayanolmayacak

improbable

[ɪmˈprɒbəbl] ADJ [event] → improbable; [excuse, story] → inverosímil
it is improbable that it will happenes improbable or poco probable que ocurra

improbable

[ɪmˈprɒbəbəl] adj
improbable
it is improbable that ... → il est improbable que ... + subj
It is improbable that the Prime Minister will be forced to resign → Il est improbable que le Premier ministre soit forcé à démissionner.
[excuse, explanation, story] → peu plausible

improbable

improbable

[ɪmˈprɒbəbl] adj (event) → improbabile, poco probabile; (excuse, story) → inverosimile

improbable

(imˈprobəbl) adjective
1. not likely to happen or exist; not probable. Although death at his age was improbable, he had already made his will.
2. hard to believe. an improbable explanation.
imˈprobably adverb
imˌprobaˈbility noun

improbable

a. improbable.
References in classic literature ?
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Authors consequently try to minimize the obviousness of the improbabilities so that, in the act of reading, we are less likely to notice them.