improbable improbable  /ɪm ˈprɑ bə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
  2. (adj) having a probability too low to inspire belief
  3. (adj) too improbable to admit of belief

Usage(s):

  1. The problem is that this says, because something is vastly improbable, we need a God to explain it.
  2. Mays' improbable over-the-shoulder catch saved two runs, and the Indians now had runners on first and third with one out.
  3. What seemed audacious and improbable before is now a reality.

News

  1. Cam Neely Confesses to ‘OMG’ Moment During Bruins’ Roller Coaster Game 7 Against Toronto

    There are many ways to describe the Bruins’ improbable Game 7 comeback against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Perhaps Bruins president Cam Neely found the best way to sum it up when recalling that memorable night during Tuesday’s Stanley Cup Final media day. The Bruins’ unforgettable comeback […]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  2. Iranian reformists rally around common candidate

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidential race lost one more candidate Tuesday but gained a new script: reformist leaders uniting behind relative moderate Hasan Rowhani to boost his once-improbable shot at victory.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. West York wins thriller, will play for state title

    PINE GROVE --West York delivered another improbable, incredible ending on Tuesday to continue its run through the state baseball playoffs. The Bulldogs, who refuse to lose, scored their fourth straight victory in their last at-bat to edge Abington Heights, 5-4, in a PIAA Class AAA semifinal.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The York Dispatch

Quotes

  1. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that reaching such a deal within the next eight months "might be improbable but it's not impossible."
    on May 14, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: 940 News

  2. "Our official stance is it's improbable right now," Coach Rex Ryan said Monday on a conference call. "That's the way everybody will approach it. Our stance is we believe we're going to win every game."
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Rex Ryan Source: New York Times

  3. "This was the moment when the improbable beat what Washington always said was inevitable," Obama told cheering supporters.
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /