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incredible +‎ -ly


incredibly (comparative more incredibly, superlative most incredibly)

  1. (manner) In an incredible manner; not to be believed.
    • 1965, Bruce Mansfield, Australian Democrat: The Career of Edward William O'Sullivan, 1846-1910
      With the parental exaggeration which the birth of his various enterprises always induced, O'Sullivan spoke incredibly of eighty-five "enrolled" members.
  2. (degree) To a great extent; extremely.
    He was incredibly wealthy.
  3. (speech act) Used to note the surprising or hard-to-believe nature of what is being said and suggest that it is nevertheless true.
    Incredibly, when he died they found he had left a million dollars to the Poetry Foundation.


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