Definition of unbelievable in US English:



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

    ‘unbelievable or not, it happened’
    • ‘I declare that all such ideas are completely unbelievable and full of rubbish.’
    • ‘The rubbish about Howard doing a good job for his Battlers is unbelievable.’
    • ‘Its just that at the time it seemed so far-fetched and unbelievable.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable, four men in balaclavas stealing a rocking horse.’
    • ‘The conclusion seemed unbelievable, not worth contemplating, and yet Pininski was drawn.’
    • ‘In the battle field of mind, to live consciously is not only improbable but also unbelievable.’
    • ‘I still find it unbelievable that this has to go to court although I have evidence that he is wrong and has been negligent.’
    • ‘This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.’
    • ‘These stories are so strange, so incredible, that they are totally unbelievable.’
    • ‘News of his passing was all the more surprising and unbelievable as he had been active up to the very last.’
    • ‘Call it a drama, if you insist, but there isn't enough and all of it is contrived, unbelievable and lifeless.’
    • ‘Perhaps by watching them endlessly we were forcing ourselves to believe the 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.’
    • ‘McNamara has made sacrifices of his own to make something that once seemed unbelievable become a reality.’
    • ‘Co-incidences are unbelievable things that happen to Blue Witch with amazing regularity.’
    • ‘I was going to say unbelievable but no it is all too believable with the whole crooked European Empire.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable that the Azapo leader was being appointed and not the IFP leader.’
    • ‘The old story, if you think an account is unbelievable, it probably is.’
    • ‘The first of my objections centres on my belief that most religions are just so 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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    1. 1.1 So great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary.
      ‘your audacity is unbelievable’
      • ‘For those of you who were able to attend the final game the atmosphere was unbelievable.’
      • ‘The galley itself houses an unbelievable collection of medieval art.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What made the food taste fabulous was the unbelievable view from my window.’
      • ‘The twins are unbelievable - resilient beyond belief and just inspirational.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In a match of unbelievable drama and excitement, Ireland defeated the world champions.’
      • ‘He's a self-taught stunt-rider who is just unbelievable and has incredible balance.’
      • ‘On the other hand, what he's already proved himself able to do with very little money is unbelievable.’
      • ‘The atmosphere at the Porto game earlier this season, for example, was unbelievable.’
      • ‘There is flood of company rejects too in the market which are available at unbelievable prices.’
      • ‘The views from the front rooms are unbelievable, right across the lake.’
      • ‘Daddy Mack says: something like that the price is unbelievable, but it's true!’
      • ‘It was just unbelievable, like a dream come true, scoring the winner at Hampden to get into the play-offs.’
      • ‘They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. believe it, it is real.’
      extraordinary, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvellous, wonderful, sensational, stunning, incredible, miraculous, phenomenal, prodigious
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