Definition of Improbability

1. Noun. The quality of being improbable. "The improbability of such rare coincidences"

Exact synonyms: Improbableness
Generic synonyms: Precariousness, Uncertainness, Uncertainty
Specialized synonyms: Unlikelihood, Unlikeliness
Derivative terms: Improbable, Improbable, Improbable, Improbable
Antonyms: Probability



Definition of Improbability

1. n. The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood; also, that which is improbable; an improbable event or result.

Definition of Improbability

1. Noun. The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood. ¹

2. Noun. That which is improbable; an improbable event or result. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improbability

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Literary usage of Improbability

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1. A Treatise on Judicial Evidence by Jeremy Bentham, Etienne Dumont (1825)
"WE have just seen, that the improbability of a fact is a kind of general ... There are cases, say they, where the improbability of the fact, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Elements of probability and improbability as affecting the proof of facts and circumstances.—The truth of any statement of fact may be considered from the ..."

3. Rationale of judicial evidence, specially applied to English practice, from by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"I. — improbability and impossibility are names, not for any qualities of the facts themselves, but for our persuasion of their non- existence, ..."

4. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1880)
"... where one the improbability of a bequest will of course not deprive answers both <•••«• V scription he f name and de- him or it in favor of another who ..."

5. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1865)
"... against any supposition of divine agency not operating through general laws, or in other words, there is an antecedent improbability in every miracle, ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"means think there is a greater share of improbability in the defendant's relation, ... I shall therefore confine myself, on this head •f improbability, ..."

7. A General View of the Criminal Law of England by James Fitzjames Stephen (1863)
"It is often said that the mere improbability of a statement cannot afford a reason for not ... Objection that improbability is not a ground for disbelief. ..."

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