improbable

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Borrowed 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.
    • 1674, [Richard Allestree], “Of Positiveness”, in The Government of the Tongue. [], Oxford, Oxfordshire: At the Theater, OCLC 1204546880, page 197:
      Nay, if he be of a proud humour, [] he will not Bate an Ace of abſolute certainty, but however doubtful or improbable the thing is, coming f[r]om him it muſt go for an indiſputable truth.
  2. Not likely to happen.
    Due to the loss of power, it is improbable that we will begin on time.

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Catalan[edit]

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improbable (masculine and feminine plural improbables)

  1. improbable, unlikely
    Antonym: probable

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- +‎ probable.

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improbable (plural improbables)

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

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Galician[edit]

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improbable m or f (plural improbables)

  1. improbable (not likely to happen)
    Antonym: probable

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Spanish[edit]

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improbable (plural improbables)

  1. improbable, unlikely
    Antonym: probable

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