Incredible meaning

ĭn-krĕdə-bəl
Seeming too unusual or improbable to be possible.
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Not credible; unbelievable.
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Astonishing, extraordinary, or extreme.

Dressed with incredible speed.

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So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable.

Gave an incredible explanation of the cause of the accident.

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The definition of incredible is something so unbelievable or so unusual that it is hard to believe.

An example of incredible is someone telling a story about a Sasquatch sighting.

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Wonderful, impressive, extraordinary, etc.
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Too implausible to be credible; beyond belief; unbelievable. [from 15th c.]
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Amazing; astonishing; awe-inspiring.

He was so wrapped up in watching the incredible special effects that he couldn't keep track of the story.

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I had such an incredible slice of pizza last night that I simply can't think about anything else.

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Origin of incredible

  • Middle English from Latin incrēdibilis in- not in–1 crēdibilis believable credible

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incrēdibilis (“that cannot be believed”), from in- (“not”) + crēdibilis (“worthy of belief”), from crēdō (“believe”).

    From Wiktionary