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un·be·liev·a·ble

 (ŭn′bĭ-lē′və-bəl)
adj.
1. Not to be believed; incredible: an unbelievable coincidence.
2. Astonishing, extraordinary, or extreme: unbelievable rudeness.

un′be·liev′a·bly adv.
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unbelievable

(ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəbəl)
adj
unable to be believed; incredible or astonishing
ˌunbeˌlievaˈbility, ˌunbeˈlievableness n
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un•be•liev•a•ble

(ˌʌn bɪˈli və bəl)

adj.
1. too improbable to be believed.
2. extraordinarily impressive of its kind: an unbelievable performance.
[1540–50]
un`be•liev′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbelievable - beyond belief or understandingunbelievable - 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
2.unbelievable - having a probability too low to inspire belief
implausible - having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse"
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unbelievable

adjective
1. wonderful, excellent, superb, fantastic (informal), mean (slang), great (informal), topping (Brit. slang), bad (slang), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), smashing (informal), magnificent, fabulous (informal), divine (informal), glorious, terrific (informal), splendid, sensational (informal), mega (slang), sovereign, awesome (slang), colossal, super (informal), wicked (informal), def (slang), brill (informal), stupendous, bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) His guitar solos are just unbelievable.
wonderful bad, terrible, awful
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unbelievable

adjective
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Translations
neuvěřitelný
utrolig
uskomaton
nevjerojatan
hihetetlen
ótrúlegur
信じられない
믿을 수 없는
neticams
neverjeten
otrolig
ซึ่งไม่น่าเชื่อว่าเป็นจริง
không thể tin được

unbelievable

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəbl] ADJ
1. (= incredible) → increíble
it is unbelievable thates increíble que + subjun
2. (= fantastic) → increíble
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unbelievable

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəbəl] adj
(= amazing) → incroyable
His guitar solos are unbelievable → Ses solos de guitare sont incroyables.
They work with unbelievable speed → Ils travaillent à une vitesse incroyable.
it is unbelievable that ... → c'est incroyable que + subj ...
(= impossible to believe) [story, idea, statement] → incroyable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unbelievable

adjunglaublich; (inf: = bad) → unglaublich; (= good)sagenhaft (inf); he has so much talent it’s unbelievablees ist unglaublich or es ist nicht zu fassen, wie begabt er ist
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unbelievable

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəbl] adjincredibile
it's unbelievable that ... → è incredibile che...+ sub
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

unbelievable

(anbiˈliːvəbl) adjective
too bad, good etc to be believed in. unbelievable rudeness; Her good luck is unbelievable!
ˌunbeˈlievably adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

unbelievable

لايُصَدَّق neuvěřitelný utrolig unglaublich απίστευτος increíble uskomaton incroyable nevjerojatan incredibile 信じられない 믿을 수 없는 ongelofelijk utrolig niewiarygodny inacreditável невероятный otrolig ซึ่งไม่น่าเชื่อว่าเป็นจริง inanılmaz không thể tin được 难以置信的
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