What does improbable mean?

Definitions for improbable
ɪmˈprɒb ə bəlim·prob·a·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word improbable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improbable, unlikely(adj)

    not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

    "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"

  2. improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely(adj)

    having a probability too low to inspire belief

  3. improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)(adj)

    too improbable to admit of belief

    "a tall story"

Wiktionary

  1. improbable(Adjective)

    Not likely to be true.

    It's highly improbable that aliens abducted you.

  2. improbable(Adjective)

    Not likely to happen.

    Due to the loss of power, it is improbable that we will begin on time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improbable(adj)

    not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events; as, an improbable story or event

    Etymology: [L. improbabilis; pref. im- not + probabilis probable: cf. F. improbable. See Probable.]

Freebase

  1. Improbable

    Improbable is a 2005 science fiction thriller novel by Adam Fawer, about a gambler who gains the power to predict the future. It was awarded the 2006 International Thriller Writers Award for best first novel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Improbable

    im-prob′a-bl, adj. unlikely.—n. Improbabil′ity.—adv. Improb′ably.

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How to say improbable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of improbable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of improbable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of improbable in a Sentence

  1. Sherlock Holmes:

    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

  2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Sign of Four:

    How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

  3. Mohamed El-Erian:

    We should expect the improbable to increase, the rise of anti-establishment parties is a product of low growth, rising inequality, a political system that's failed to deliver and an over-reliance on central banks.

  4. Eike Schmidt:

    It is highly improbable that this lock (of hair), which was presented like a (religious) relic, would be in anyway related to Leonardo da Vinci.

  5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) The Sign of Four, 1890:

    How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

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