improbability

[im-prob-uh-bil-i-tee, im-prob-]

noun, plural im·prob·a·bil·i·ties for 2.

the quality or condition of being improbable; unlikelihood.
something improbable or unlikely.

Origin of improbability

First recorded in 1590–1600; improbable + -ity
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Related Words for improbability

doubtfulness, uncertainty, impossibility, rarity, implausibility

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Word Origin and History for improbability
n.

1590s, "fact or quality of being improbably;" see improbable + -ity. Meaning "an instance of something improbable" is from 1610s.

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