Incredible



[in-kred-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəl/

adjective
1.
so extraordinary as to seem impossible:
incredible speed.
2.
not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable:
The plot of the book is incredible.
/ɪnˈkrɛdəbəl/
adjective
1.
beyond belief or understanding; unbelievable
2.
(informal) marvellous; amazing
adj.

early 15c., “unbelievable,” from Latin incredibilis “not to be believed,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + credibilis “worthy of belief” (see credit). Used c.1400 in a now-extinct sense of “unbelieving, incredulous.” Related: Incredibly.

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