One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘to be honest, I find his story incredible’
unbelievable, beyond belief, hard to believe, scarcely credible, unconvincing, far-fetched, strained, laboured, implausible, improbable, highly unlikely, not in the least likely, questionable, dubious, doubtful, inconceivable, unthinkable, unimaginable, impossible, astonishing, astounding, breathtaking, staggering, absurd, preposterous, phenomenal, extraordinary
unimagined, unheard of, fictitious, mythical, fanciful, fantastic, unrealistic
feeble, weak, unsound, thin, transparent, poor, tame, paltry, lame, trifling, shallow, inadequate, unsatisfactory, ineffectual, half-baked, pathetic
informal hard to swallow, hard to take, tall, cock and bull
2‘an incredible feat of engineering’
magnificent, wonderful, marvellous, spectacular, remarkable, phenomenal, prodigious, miraculous, sublime
breathtaking, dazzling, amazing, stunning, astounding, astonishing, awe-inspiring, staggering, extraordinary, unbelievable
formidable, imposing, impressive, supreme, great, awesome, superhuman
informal fantastic, terrific, tremendous, stupendous, amazeballs, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, mind-boggling, mind-blowing, out of this world, unreal
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