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Incredible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCRED'IBLE, a. [L. incredibilis; in and credibilis, credible.]
That cannot be believed; not to be credited; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? Acts 26.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible" [syn: incredible, unbelievable] [ant: believable, credible]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin incredibilis, from in- + credibilis credible Date: 15th century 1. too extraordinary and improbable to be believed <making incredible claims> 2. amazing, extraordinary <incredible skill> <an incredible appetite> <met an incredible woman> incredibility noun incredibleness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 that cannot be believed. 2 colloq. hard to believe; amazing. Derivatives: incredibility n. incredibleness n. incredibly adv. Etymology: ME f. L incredibilis (as IN-(1), CREDIBLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incredible In*cred"i*ble, a. [L. incredibilis: cf. OF. incredible. See In- not, and Credible.] Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? --Acts xxvi. 8.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you describe something or someone as incredible, you like them very much or are impressed by them, because they are extremely or unusually good. The wildflowers will be incredible after this rain... = fantastic ADJ [approval] incredibly Their father was incredibly good-looking. ADV: ADV adj/adv 2. If you say that something is incredible, you mean that it is very unusual or surprising, and you cannot believe it is really true, although it may be. It seemed incredible that people would still want to play football during a war... ? credible ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ that incredibly Incredibly, some people don't like the name. ADV: usu ADV with cl 3. You use incredible to emphasize the degree, amount, or intensity of something. It's incredible how much Francesca wants her father's approval... = amazing ADJ: usu ADJ n, also it v-link ADJ wh, v-link ADJ [emphasis] incredibly It was incredibly hard work. ADV: ADV adj/adv

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Impossible to believe, inadmissible, beyond belief.

Moby Thesaurus

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