Definition of Improbable

1. Adjective. Not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred. "An improbable event"

Exact synonyms: Unlikely
Similar to: Supposed
Derivative terms: Improbability, Improbableness, Unlikeliness
Antonyms: Probable



2. Adjective. Having a probability too low to inspire belief.
Exact synonyms: Unbelievable, Unconvincing, Unlikely
Similar to: Implausible
Derivative terms: Improbableness, Unlikeliness

3. Adjective. Too improbable to admit of belief. "A tall story"
Exact synonyms: Marvellous, Marvelous, Tall
Similar to: Incredible, Unbelievable
Derivative terms: Improbableness

Definition of Improbable

1. a. Not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events; as, an improbable story or event.

Definition of Improbable

1. Adjective. Not likely to be true. ¹

2. Adjective. Not likely to happen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improbable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Improbable

imprintings
imprints
imprison
imprison'd
imprisonable
imprisoned
imprisoner
imprisoners
imprisoning
imprisonment
imprisonments
imprisons
impro
improbabilities
improbability
improbable (current term)
improbableness
improbably
improbation
improbations
improbities
improbity
improficiencies
improficiency
improfitable
improgressive
improlific
impromanga
impromangas
impromidine

Literary usage of Improbable

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"E.—3 Inquiry in a criminal prosecution. It would be improbable that a man of much means would embezzle a very small sum of money, and the Jury should have ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"That some tribal chief, known as king, should have applied to the Roman bishop for instruction in the Christian faith seems improbable enough at that period ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"It is not improbable that these facts will help to solve the problem of the upper inversion, as well as that of the slow desiccation of the earth. ..."

4. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"And in some such way can God make himself the object of immediate intuition to the blessed; and as he can, it is not improbable that he will, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... in fact, consider it very improbable. Such a gross difference between structures in the crystalline and solution phases is a rare occurrence and is thus ..."

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