What is another word for improbable?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpɹˈɒbəbə͡l] (IPA)

The word "improbable" refers to something that is unlikely or not likely to happen. There are many synonyms for this word which can be used to describe something that is not likely to occur. Some common synonyms for "improbable" include unlikely, doubtful, questionable, implausible, impossible, uncertain, and unrealistic. Other alternatives include doubtful, farfetched, flimsy, unsubstantiated, incredulous, and preposterous. These synonyms can be used interchangeably to convey the same meaning, but they may be more fitting in certain contexts. For instance, "implausible" may be a more suitable term when describing an unlikely explanation for something, while "preposterous" may be the best word to describe a highly unlikely scenario.

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What are the opposite words for improbable?

Improbable refers to something that is unlikely to happen or exist. Antonyms for improbable include probable, likely, certain, feasible, and credible. Probable and likely suggest a high possibility of something happening or existing. Feasible means that something is practical and can be accomplished. Certain indicates that something is guaranteed to happen or exist. Credible means that something is believable and trustworthy. These antonyms for improbable serve as opposite words that depict certainty, possibility, and practicality in contrast to the unlikelihood of something that is improbable.

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Usage examples for Improbable

He was more willing to believe that something as wildly improbable as that had happened than admit that the device had done what Colonel Spaulding was quite certain it had done.
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett
Betty thought it improbable that Luli would lend any such sum.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
She's an awfully sweet little thing-perfectly lovely, you know-and they'd all be in love with her, so it wouldn't be improbable.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Improbable

  • The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
    Douglas Adams
  • Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
    George Ade
  • Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
  • Farce treats the improbable as probable, the impossible as possible.
    George P. Baker
  • Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.
    Richard Dawkins

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