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incredible Explained

incredible at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ınk'redəbəl]

incredible at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1412, from L. incredibilis "that cannot be believed," from in- "not" + credibilis "worthy of belief" (see credit). Incredulity "disbelieving frame of mind" first attested 1430; incredulous "unbelieving" is from 1579. ///

incredible at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj
1 extremely good, large, or great: unbelievable// --The view is just incredible.// --There was blood everywhere and the pain was incredible.//
2 too strange to be believed or very difficult to believe: unbelievable// -- It's incredible that he survived the fall.// -- It's incredible how much Tom has changed since he met Sally.// --I find it almost incredible that no-one noticed these errors.//

incredible at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "incredible":
a bit thick, a bit thin, absurd, amazing, antic, appalling,
astonishing, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, beguiling,
bewildering, beyond belief, bizarre, cockamamie, conspicuous,
crazy, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, egregious,
enigmatic, exceptional, extraordinary, extravagant, fabulous,
fanciful, fantastic, fascinating, fictitious, flimsy, foolish,
formidable, grotesque, hard of belief, hard to believe,
hardly possible, high-flown, humongous, implausible, impossible,
improbable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, laughable, ludicrous,
marked, marvelous, miraculous, monstrous, more than doubtful,
mythical, nonsensical, not deserving belief, notable, noteworthy,
noticeable, of mark, open to doubt, open to suspicion, outlandish,
outrageous, outre, outstanding, passing belief, passing strange,
phenomenal, poppycockish, preposterous, problematic, prodigious,
puzzling, questionable, rare, remarkable, ridiculous, sensational,
signal, staggering belief, strange, striking, stupendous, superior,
suspect, suspicious, tall, thick, thin, tremendous, unaccountable,
unbelievable, uncommon, unconvincing, unearthly, unexpected,
ungodly, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unlikely, unprecedented,
unpromising, unreal, unrealistic, unsubstantial, untenable,
unthinkable, unworthy of belief, weak, weird, wild, wonderful,
wondrous

incredible at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Greatness): {Excessive}: inordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, monstrous, overgrown, towering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incredible, marvelous, unlimited, infinite, unapproachable, unutterable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, inexpressible, beyond expression.

[ADJ] (Impossibility): impossible, not possible, absurd, contrary to reason, unlikely, unreasonable, incredible, beyond the bounds of reason, beyond the bounds of possibility, beyond the realm of possibility, inconceivable, improbable, impracticable unachievable, unfeasible, insuperable, insurmountable, unattainable, unobtainable, desperate.

[ADJ] (Improbability): improbable, unlikely, inconceivable, unimaginable, incredible.

[ADJ] (Disbelief): {unbelievable}: incredible, unbelievable, not to be believed, inconceivable, impossible, fallible, uncertain, undemonstrable, controvertible, untrue.

incredible at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 impossible or very difficult to believe:
an incredible story * It seemed incredible that she had been there a week already.
2 (informal) extremely good or extremely large:
The hotel was incredible. * an incredible amount of work

Incredible at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Incredible \In*cred"i*ble\, a. [L. incredibilis: cf. OF.
incredible. See {In-} not, and {Credible}.]
Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and
improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you,
that God should raise the dead? --Acts xxvi.
8.

incredible at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

incredible
adj : beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the
book's plot is simply incredible" [syn: {unbelievable}]
[ant: {credible}]

incredible at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » incredibilis|incrēdibilis|that cannot be believed|lang=la, from Inter: term » in-||not|lang=la + Inter: term » credibilis|crēdibilis|worthy of belief|lang=la, from Inter: term » credo|crēdō|believe|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » ĭnkrĕ'dəbəl, Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /In"krEd@b@l/

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Too implausible to be credible; beyond belief; unbelievable. Inter: defdate » from 15th c.
    1. 1980 September 16, Inter: w » John Glenn|Senator John Glenn, quoted in William A. Schwartz et al., The Nuclear Seduction: Why the Arms Race Doesn’t Matter—And What Does, University of California Press (1990, 1993), ISBN 0-520-06134-9, page 29:
    2. : I get lost in what is credible and not credible. This whole thing gets so incredible when you consider wiping out whole nations, it is difficult to establish credibility.
    3. 2009, Inter: w » Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, page 796:
    4. : He therefore found revealed religion incredible in a literal sense, and, as Bayle had done before him, he radically separated morality from the practice of organized religion.
    5. Amazing; astonishing; awe-inspiring.
    6. : He was so wrapped up in watching the incredible special effects that he couldnt keep track of the story.''
    7. Marvelous; profoundly affecting; wonderful.
    8. : I had such an incredible slice of pizza last night that I simply cant think about anything else.''

      Synonyms

      * unbelievable

      Related terms

      * credibility

  • credible
  • creed
  • incredibility
  • incredibly

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » too implausible to be credible
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|increyible, Inter: t- » ast|increíble
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|increïble
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|neuvěřitelný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ongelofelijk
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|uskomaton, Inter: t- » fi|epäuskottava
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incroyable
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|incrible, Inter: t+ » gl|incríbel
  • German: unglaublich, unglaubhaft
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|απίστευτος
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incredibile|m|f
  • Japanese: ありえない (arienai), 飛躍しすぎている (hiyaku-sisugiteiru)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|neuchredjallagh
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|utrolig, Inter: t- » nb|utrulig
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|utruleg, Inter: t- » nn|utrulig
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|incredible
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|inacreditável|m|f, Inter: t- » pt|inacreditáveis|m|f|p, Inter: t+ » pt|incrível
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|incredibil
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|increíble
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|otrolig
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|inanılmaz
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|khó tin


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » amazing
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|increïble
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ongelofelijk
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|uskomaton
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incroyable
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|unglaublich
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incredibile
    • Japanese: 驚異的な (kyōiteki-na)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|utrolig, Inter: t- » nb|utrulig
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|utruleg, Inter: t- » nn|utrulig
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|incrível|m|f, Inter: t- » pt|incríveis|m|f|p
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|incredibil
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|increíble
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şaşırtıcı
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|неймовірно

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » marvelous
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|uskomaton
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incroyable
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|unglaublich
    • Japanese: 素晴らしい (subarashī)
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|utrolig, Inter: t- » nb|utrulig, Inter: t+ » nb|fantastisk
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|utruleg, Inter: t- » nn|utrulig, Inter: t- » nn|fantastisk


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|incrível|m|f, Inter: t- » pt|incríveis|m|f|p
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|incredibil
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|maravilloso, Inter: t+ » es|increíble
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|olağanüstü

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English words affected by confusion -
    Translation: cs » incredible
    Translation: et » incredible
    Translation: el » incredible
    Translation: es » incredible
    Translation: fr » incredible
    Translation: ko » incredible
    Translation: io » incredible
    Translation: kn » incredible
    Translation: hu » incredible
    Translation: mg » incredible
    Translation: my » incredible
    Translation: nl » incredible
    Translation: ja » incredible
    Translation: oc » incredible
    Translation: pl » incredible
    Translation: ru » incredible
    Category: simple:incredible -
    Translation: fi » incredible
    Translation: sv » incredible
    Translation: ta » incredible
    Translation: te » incredible
    Translation: tr » incredible
    Translation: uk » incredible
    Translation: vi » incredible
    Translation: zh » incredible

    incrédible at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Etymology

    From Inter: prefix » in|crédible|lang=fr

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • incredible