Definition of unbelievable in English:



  • 1Not able to be believed; unlikely to be true.

    ‘unbelievable or not, it happened’
    • ‘I still find it unbelievable that this has to go to court although I have evidence that he is wrong and has been negligent.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable that the Azapo leader was being appointed and not the IFP leader.’
    • ‘This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.’
    • ‘Call it a drama, if you insist, but there isn't enough and all of it is contrived, unbelievable and lifeless.’
    • ‘The first of my objections centres on my belief that most religions are just so unbelievable.’
    • ‘The conclusion seemed unbelievable, not worth contemplating, and yet Pininski was drawn.’
    • ‘Its just that at the time it seemed so far-fetched and unbelievable.’
    • ‘I declare that all such ideas are completely unbelievable and full of rubbish.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable, four men in balaclavas stealing a rocking horse.’
    • ‘McNamara has made sacrifices of his own to make something that once seemed unbelievable become a reality.’
    • ‘These stories are so strange, so incredible, that they are totally unbelievable.’
    • ‘I am very surprised to learn of his arrest because it is unbelievable to even think of classing him with this type of activity.’
    • ‘Perhaps by watching them endlessly we were forcing ourselves to believe the unbelievable.’
    • ‘The old story, if you think an account is unbelievable, it probably is.’
    • ‘Co-incidences are unbelievable things that happen to Blue Witch with amazing regularity.’
    • ‘The rubbish about Howard doing a good job for his Battlers is unbelievable.’
    • ‘News of his passing was all the more surprising and unbelievable as he had been active up to the very last.’
    • ‘I was going to say unbelievable but no it is all too believable with the whole crooked European Empire.’
    • ‘In the battle field of mind, to live consciously is not only improbable but also unbelievable.’
    • ‘We can choose to trust in it, even if we find some of the beliefs extrapolated from it to be unbelievable.’
    incredible, beyond belief, difficult to believe, scarcely credible, inconceivable, unthinkable, unimaginable
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  • 2So great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary.

    ‘your audacity is unbelievable’
    • ‘The twins are unbelievable - resilient beyond belief and just inspirational.’
    • ‘Daddy Mack says: something like that the price is unbelievable, but it's true!’
    • ‘The mash had just the right amount of truffle oil and a general richness to make you moan with pleasure and the gravy was unbelievable.’
    • ‘It was just unbelievable, like a dream come true, scoring the winner at Hampden to get into the play-offs.’
    • ‘The atmosphere at the Porto game earlier this season, for example, was unbelievable.’
    • ‘For those of you who were able to attend the final game the atmosphere was unbelievable.’
    • ‘Rod never ceases to amaze us all with his unbelievable voice that seems to just keep getting better as time goes on.’
    • ‘He thinks they have squandered unbelievable and unimaginable opportunities.’
    • ‘They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. believe it, it is real.’
    • ‘There is flood of company rejects too in the market which are available at unbelievable prices.’
    • ‘For those frequent travellers to Changi airport, this price tag is unbelievable.’
    • ‘It is unbelievable how hard those guys worked, and how much they accomplished.’
    • ‘The galley itself houses an unbelievable collection of medieval art.’
    • ‘He's a self-taught stunt-rider who is just unbelievable and has incredible balance.’
    • ‘In a match of unbelievable drama and excitement, Ireland defeated the world champions.’
    • ‘On the other hand, what he's already proved himself able to do with very little money is unbelievable.’
    • ‘What made the food taste fabulous was the unbelievable view from my window.’
    • ‘It'll be unbelievable to play there no matter whether it's a big crowd or not.’
    • ‘They gave us a lot of respect and their attitude was unbelievable.’
    • ‘The views from the front rooms are unbelievable, right across the lake.’
    extraordinary, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvellous, wonderful, sensational, stunning, incredible, miraculous, phenomenal, prodigious
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