in|cred´i|bly

in|cred´i|bly
in|cred|i|ble «ihn KREHD uh buhl», adjective.
hard to believe; seeming too extraordinary to be possible; beyond belief; unbelievable: »

The hero fought with incredible bravery. Some old superstitions seem incredible to educated people. How has it happened that in our efforts to renounce an incredible heaven we have constructed instead an incredible earth? (Saturday Review).

SYNONYM(S): inconceivable.
in|cred´i|ble|ness, noun.
in|cred´i|bly, adverb.
Usage Incredible, incredulous are not synonymous. Incredible means unbelievable; incredulous means unbelieving: »

His story of having seen a ghost seemed incredible to his family. If they look incredulous, show them the evidence.


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  • cred´i|bly — cred|i|ble «KREHD uh buhl», adjective. worthy of belief; believable; reliable; trustworthy: »That boy s excuse for being absent was hardly credible. It hardly seems credible that your son has grown so tall in one year. ╂[< Latin crēdibilis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cred´i|ble|ness — cred|i|ble «KREHD uh buhl», adjective. worthy of belief; believable; reliable; trustworthy: »That boy s excuse for being absent was hardly credible. It hardly seems credible that your son has grown so tall in one year. ╂[< Latin crēdibilis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cred|i|ble — «KREHD uh buhl», adjective. worthy of belief; believable; reliable; trustworthy: »That boy s excuse for being absent was hardly credible. It hardly seems credible that your son has grown so tall in one year. ╂[< Latin crēdibilis < crēdere… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cred — ac·cred·it; ac·cred·i·ta·tion; ac·cred·i·tee; ac·cred·it·ment; an·cred; cred·i·bil·i·ty; cred·i·ble; cred·i·ble·ness; cred·it·abil·i·ty; cred·it·able; cred·it·able·ness; cred·it·less; cred·i·tor; cred·i·tor·ship; cred·ner·ite; cred·u·lous;… …   English syllables

  • bly — ad·vis·a·bly; af·fa·bly; agree·a·bly; al·low·a·bly; am·bly·ce·phal·i·dae; am·bly·chro·mat·ic; am·bly·dac·ty·la; am·bly·om·ma; am·bly·o·pia; am·bly·op·sis; am·bly·o·scope; am·bly·pod; am·bly·rhyn·chus; am·bly·si·pho·nel·la; ame·na·bly; ami·a·bly;… …   English syllables

  • cred|it|a|bly — «KREHD uh tuh blee», adverb. in a creditable manner; with credit to oneself: »He had come to America at the very start of the war and had served creditably in the southern theater (Atlantic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|cred´i|ble|ness — in|cred|i|ble «ihn KREHD uh buhl», adjective. hard to believe; seeming too extraordinary to be possible; beyond belief; unbelievable: »The hero fought with incredible bravery. Some old superstitions seem incredible to educated people. How has it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|cred|i|ble — «ihn KREHD uh buhl», adjective. hard to believe; seeming too extraordinary to be possible; beyond belief; unbelievable: »The hero fought with incredible bravery. Some old superstitions seem incredible to educated people. How has it happened that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|cred|it|a|bly — «dihs KREHD uh tuh blee», adverb. in a discreditable manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • credible — cred•i•ble [[t]ˈkrɛd ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being believed; trustworthy 2) effective or reliable: credible new defense weapons[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L crēdibilis=crēd(ere) to believe + ibilis ible cred i•bil′i•ty,… …   From formal English to slang

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