Definition of improbability in English:


Syllabification: im·prob·a·bil·i·ty
Pronunciation: /imˌpräbəˈbilədē

noun (plural improbabilities)

1The quality of being improbable; unlikelihood: his belief in the improbability of war in Europe
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  • The statements of Jerome have been questioned or disbelieved on the ground of their intrinsic improbability.
  • The first component is the criterion of complexity or improbability.
  • Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
informal fat chance, long shot
1.1An improbable event: the film is full of improbabilities
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  • There are some minor ones, primarily in the improbabilities in certain portions of the story.
  • In a season full of improbabilities, anything could happen.
  • An aching back makes smiling a physical improbability.

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