Definition of unbelievable in US English:



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

    ‘unbelievable or not, it happened’
    • ‘These stories are so strange, so incredible, that they are totally unbelievable.’
    • ‘The conclusion seemed unbelievable, not worth contemplating, and yet Pininski was drawn.’
    • ‘Co-incidences are unbelievable things that happen to Blue Witch with amazing regularity.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable, four men in balaclavas stealing a rocking horse.’
    • ‘The rubbish about Howard doing a good job for his Battlers is 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.’
    • ‘Perhaps by watching them endlessly we were forcing ourselves to believe the unbelievable.’
    • ‘I was going to say unbelievable but no it is all too believable with the whole crooked European Empire.’
    • ‘We can choose to trust in it, even if we find some of the beliefs extrapolated from it to be unbelievable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the battle field of mind, to live consciously is not only improbable but also unbelievable.’
    • ‘This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.’
    • ‘I declare that all such ideas are completely unbelievable and full of rubbish.’
    • ‘News of his passing was all the more surprising and unbelievable as he had been active up to the very last.’
    • ‘It was unbelievable that the Azapo leader was being appointed and not the IFP leader.’
    • ‘I am very surprised to learn of his arrest because it is unbelievable to even think of classing him with this type of activity.’
    • ‘Its just that at the time it seemed so far-fetched and unbelievable.’
    • ‘McNamara has made sacrifices of his own to make something that once seemed unbelievable become a reality.’
    • ‘The old story, if you think an account is unbelievable, it probably is.’
    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’
      • ‘He's a self-taught stunt-rider who is just unbelievable and has incredible balance.’
      • ‘They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. believe it, it is real.’
      • ‘Daddy Mack says: something like that the price is unbelievable, but it's true!’
      • ‘For those of you who were able to attend the final game the atmosphere was unbelievable.’
      • ‘It is unbelievable how hard those guys worked, and how much they accomplished.’
      • ‘For those frequent travellers to Changi airport, this price tag is unbelievable.’
      • ‘In a match of unbelievable drama and excitement, Ireland defeated the world champions.’
      • ‘What made the food taste fabulous was the unbelievable view from my window.’
      • ‘Rod never ceases to amaze us all with his unbelievable voice that seems to just keep getting better as time goes on.’
      • ‘It'll be unbelievable to play there no matter whether it's a big crowd or not.’
      • ‘The galley itself houses an unbelievable collection of medieval art.’
      • ‘The twins are unbelievable - resilient beyond belief and just inspirational.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He thinks they have squandered unbelievable and unimaginable opportunities.’
      • ‘They gave us a lot of respect and their attitude was unbelievable.’
      • ‘On the other hand, what he's already proved himself able to do with very little money is unbelievable.’
      • ‘It was just unbelievable, like a dream come true, scoring the winner at Hampden to get into the play-offs.’
      • ‘The views from the front rooms are unbelievable, right across the lake.’
      • ‘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.’
      extraordinary, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvellous, wonderful, sensational, stunning, incredible, miraculous, phenomenal, prodigious
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