Definition of incredible in English:

incredible

Syllabification: in·cred·i·ble
Pronunciation: /inˈkredəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

incredibility

Pronunciation: /-ˌkredəˈbilitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • We should require evidence that would be overpowering in its effect on our judgment with reference to the incredibility of the statements made.
  • It is the irrationality, the unacceptability, the incredibility of our faith that is its chief attraction and our chief asset, and to embrace that is to turn our critics on their heads, because they cannot accept those terms.
  • Mick, Aston, and Davies may briefly fascinate through weirdness, permutations, and illogic, but their basic, unsatisfying incredibility does not end up standing for much.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin incredibilis, from in- 'not'+ credibilis (see credible).

Usage

Believability is at the heart of both incredible and incredulous, but there is an important distinction in the respective uses of these two adjectives. Incredible means ‘unbelievable’ or ‘not convincing’ and can be applied to a situation, statement, policy, or threat to a person: I find this testimony incredible . Incredulous means ‘disinclined to believe, skeptical’—the opposite of credulous , gullible —and is usually applied to a person’s attitude: you shouldn’t be surprised that I’m incredulous after all your lies .

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