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incredible

[ in-kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəl /
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adjective

so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible.

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Origin of incredible

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word incrēdibilis.See in-3, credible

OTHER WORDS FROM incredible

in·cred·i·bil·i·ty, in·cred·i·ble·ness, nounin·cred·i·bly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH incredible

incredible , incredulous
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British Dictionary definitions for incredible

incredible
/ (ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl) /

adjective

beyond belief or understanding; unbelievable
informal marvellous; amazing

Derived forms of incredible

incredibility or incredibleness, nounincredibly, adverb
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