from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unlikely to take place or be true.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not likely to be true.
- adj. Not likely to happen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not probable; not likely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances of the case.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a probability too low to inspire belief
- adj. too improbable to admit of belief
- adj. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
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He says creating theater out of the improbable is a fundamental part of their mission.
The Massachusetts Democrat tells his version of the American rags to riches story, chronicling what he dubs his "improbable" rise from a broken home and poverty on the Chicago's South Side to the upper echelons of American politics.
I thought about the conditions necessary for life to bloom in improbable places like Cd. Juárez, Culiacán, Terlingua, East.
The change which I propose, is to substitute the word improbable, for miraculous.
All I know is that the article confused the word improbable with impossible.
And second, it is improbable that all the English words listed by Crowley as having come from Irish or Gaulish actually did so.
That looks highly improbable, which is why the chancellor will announce both tax increases and benefit cuts on Tuesday.
At age 27, he was defined as the improbable hero who beat the system.
Following a good plan of always handing on any rumour, however improbable, which is of a thoroughly cheerful nature I said, referring to a report that was current in the messes that morning, 'They say Lord
If the story is a strange one, he doubtless reflected, 'truth is stranger than fiction;' and if it is intrinsically and evidently improbable, that is the very reason why a poet would not have invented it.