1) ADJ-GRADED (emphasis) If you say that something is unbelievable, you are emphasizing that it is very good, impressive, intense, or extreme.

His guitar solos are just unbelievable...

The pressure they put us under was unbelievable...

It was an unbelievable moment when Chris won the gold medal.

incredible, amazing
Derived words:
unbelievably [[t]ʌ̱nbɪli͟ːvəbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV with cl/group

It was unbelievably dramatic as lightning crackled all round the van...

Our car was still going unbelievably well...

He beamed: `Unbelievably, we have now made it to the final twice.'

2) ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ that (emphasis) You can use unbelievable to emphasize that you think something is very bad or shocking.

I find it unbelievable that people can accept this sort of behaviour...

Yes, the music library burned, three or four double basses burned. It's just unbelievable.

Derived words:
unbelievably ADV-GRADED ADV with cl/group

What you did was unbelievably stupid...

Unbelievably, our Government are now planning to close this magnificent institution.

3) ADJ If an idea or statement is unbelievable, it seems so unlikely to be true that you cannot believe it.

I still find this story both fascinating and unbelievable...

I know it sounds unbelievable but I never wanted to cheat.

Derived words:
unbelievably ADV-GRADED ADV with cl/group

Lainey was, unbelievably, pregnant again...

Most unbelievably of all, it only has three moving parts!

English dictionary. 2008.

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