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

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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"


  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

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


  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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  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. George Ade:

    Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.

  2. Aristotle:

    Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night", Act 3 scene 4:

    If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

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