- 1Not likely to be true or to happen: this account of events was seen by the jury as most improbableMore example sentences
- No flight of fancy was too improbable, no wild accusation too unlikely.
- Well, it's a theory, an improbable one, but harmless fun to contemplate.
- What follows in the film is one improbable set-up after another, until it ends with the most ludicrous ending ever.
- 1.1Unexpected and apparently inauthentic: the characters have improbable namesMore example sentences
- A chap by the improbable name of Monty Nebinger emails to offer his services.
- I have a neat piece of software with the improbable name of Delicious Library.
- The trainer of the Queen's pigeons, an East Anglian with the improbable name of Carlo Napolitano, was at Sun City.
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- Perhaps, more improbably, we learn to abhor violence.
- Some years ago, I was making a film in Austin, Texas, and I fell into conversation with the improbably tall and very sociable driver who picked me up every day.
- He grins an improbably toothy grin, winks, and throws his head back and lets out a loud, long, booming laugh.
late 16th century: from French, or from Latin improbabilis 'hard to prove', from in- 'not' + probabilis (see probable).