[ US /ˌɪmˈpɹɑbəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpɹˈɒbəbə‍l/ ]
  1. too improbable to admit of belief
    a tall story
  2. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
    legislation on the question is highly unlikely
    an improbable event
  3. having a probability too low to inspire belief
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How To Use improbable In A Sentence

  • With Maureen and Jane it seemed improbable, but every now and then I caught myself wondering if the tempestuous Alessandra felt even a slight tendresse. Why Women Still Don't Get It
  • That may sound improbable, but actually we use multi-tracks all the time.
  • These new facts make the theory improbable.
  • There are many - too many - first-person accounts of illness but because she doesn't seek to entertain us we are spared the improbable levity and mordant wit that have become standard.
  • So far the trend is that the self-assembly paradigm gets more convoluted and improbable as the search continues, and the design paradigm gets more and more plausible. A Good Saturday Evening Flick
  • The trainer of the Queen's pigeons, an East Anglian with the improbable name of Carlo Napolitano, was at Sun City.
  • The Tokyo Motor Show is not the antic sideshow of wacky and improbable concept vehicles it once was.
  • Such an explanation does not account for the distinctive ontogeny of interpositum, or for the absence of the improbable shell form which associates very thin and dense ribbing with globose general shape.
  • Over the course of the seven years that follow, Dana Scully risks her life investigating alien abduction cases, murders committed by genetic mutants – like a man who eats livers and can stretch his body in improbable ways or a boy who is able to summon lightning or a giant flukeworm which has evolved to have a humanoid appearance – and serial killers, some of whom may be incarnations of the devil. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • He never learnt Irish and his philological arguments tended to invoke specious homophones and improbable etymologies.
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