improbability

[ im-prob-uh-bil-i-tee, im-prob- ]
/ ɪmˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌɪm prɒb- /

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

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

Nearby words

  1. imprint,
  2. imprinter,
  3. imprinting,
  4. imprison,
  5. imprisonment,
  6. improbable,
  7. improbity,
  8. imprompt,
  9. impromptu,
  10. improper

Origin of improbability

First recorded in 1590–1600; improbable + -ity

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Word Origin and History for improbability

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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