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Dictionary Definition

improbable adj
1 not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event" [syn: unlikely] [ant: probable]
2 having a probability to low to inspire belief [syn: unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely]
3 too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story" [syn: marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]

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English

Adjective

improbable
  1. Not likely to be true.
    It's highly improbable that aliens abducted you.
  2. Not likely to happen.
    Due to the loss of power, it is improbable that we will begin on time.

Translations

not likely to be true
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Spanish

Adjective

es-adj improbable

Antonyms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absurd, crazy, distant, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, extraordinary, fanciful, farfetched, fishy, flimsy, forced, hard to believe, hardly possible, implausible, impossible, inconceivable, incredible, insane, ludicrous, mad, more than doubtful, more than expected, out-of-the-way, past expectation, peculiar, questionable, quite another thing, remote, ridiculous, something else again, strained, strange, sudden, thin, unannounced, unanticipated, unbelievable, unconvincing, undivined, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unguessed, unheralded, unhoped for, unlikely, unpredictable, unpredicted, unprepared for, unpromising, unrealistic, unsubstantial, unthinkable, weak, weird, wild, without warning
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