unbelievable Definition

  • 1so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary
  • 2not able to be believed; unlikely to be true

Using unbelievable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unbelievable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The magician's tricks were unbelievable.

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    The story of his escape from the burning building was unbelievable.

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    The team's comeback in the last quarter was unbelievable.

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    The view from the top of the mountain was simply unbelievable.

unbelievable Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for unbelievable

Phrases with unbelievable

  • used to introduce a surprising or unlikely fact or statement


    Unbelievable as it may seem, he managed to run a marathon with a broken leg.

  • used to describe something that is hard to believe, but is actually a fact


    Unbelievable but true, the man survived a fall from a 20-story building.

  • a story that is so extraordinary that it is hard to believe


    He told me an unbelievable story about how he met the president.


Summary: unbelievable in Brief

'Unbelievable' [ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəbl] describes something that is so great or extreme that it is difficult to believe or unlikely to be true. It can refer to a wide range of things, from a magician's tricks to a team's comeback in a game. The phrase 'unbelievable as it may seem' is often used to introduce a surprising fact, while 'unbelievable but true' describes something that is hard to believe but is actually a fact.

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