Definition of improbability in English:


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

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.
    unlikelihood, implausibility; doubtfulness, uncertainty, dubiousness
    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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