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incredible

[in-kred-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəl/
adjective
1.
so extraordinary as to seem impossible:
incredible speed.
2.
not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable:
The plot of the book is incredible.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin incrēdibilis. See in-3, credible
Related forms
incredibility, incredibleness, noun
incredibly, adverb
Can be confused
incredible, incredulous.
Synonyms
2. farfetched, astonishing, preposterous.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-credibility

incredible

/ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl/
adjective
1.
beyond belief or understanding; unbelievable
2.
(informal) marvellous; amazing
Derived Forms
incredibility, incredibleness, noun
incredibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-credibility

incredible

adj.

early 15c., "unbelievable," from Latin incredibilis "not to be believed," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + credibilis "worthy of belief" (see credit). Used c.1400 in a now-extinct sense of "unbelieving, incredulous." Related: Incredibly.

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