improbable

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Borrowing from Middle French improbable, from im- +‎ probable.

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improbable (comparative more improbable, superlative most improbable)

  1. not likely to be true
    It's highly improbable that aliens abducted you.
  2. not likely to happen
    Due to the loss of power, it is improbable that we will begin on time.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- +‎ probable.

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Adjective[edit]

improbable (plural improbables)

  1. unlikely, improbable (not likely)
    Synonyms: peu probable

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Adjective[edit]

improbable (plural improbables)

  1. improbable, unlikely
    Antonyms: probable

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