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English definition of “improbable”

improbable

adjective     /ɪmˈprɒb.ə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈprɑː.bə-/
not likely to happen or be true: It's highly improbable that Norris will agree. an improbable-sounding excuseImpossible and improbable improbably     /-bli/ adverb improbably cheap prices improbably large/longImpossible and improbable improbability     /ɪmˌprɒb.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌɪm.prɑː.bəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [C or U] Impossible and improbable
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