Improbability

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Improbability->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ improbability
improbability
unlikelihood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unfavorable chance
unfavorable chance
bad chance
ghost of a chance
little chance
small chance
poor chance
scarcely any chance
no chance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bare possibility
bare possibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ long odds
long odds
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incredibility
incredibility
&c. 485
PARAG:Improbability->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be improbable
be improbable
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have a small chance
have a small chance
&c.->N.
PARAG:Improbability->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ improbable
improbable
unlikely
contrary to all reasonable expectation
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ rare
rare
&c.(infrequent) 137
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unheard of
unheard of
inconceivable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unimaginable
unimaginable
inimaginable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ incredible
incredible
&c. 485
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ more than doubtful
more than doubtful

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • improbability — I noun bare possibility, doubt, doubtfulness, implausibility, impossibility, inexpectation, infrequency, little chance, long odds, non verisimilis, nonexpectation, poor chance, poor prospect, questionability, rare occurrence, rarity, small chance …   Law dictionary

  • improbability — (n.) 1590s, fact or quality of being improbably; see IMPROBABLE (Cf. improbable) + ITY (Cf. ity). Meaning an instance of something improbable is from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • improbability — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of likelihood Nouns improbability, unlikelihood, unlikeliness; small or long chance, Chinaman s chance, ghost of a chance; long odds, long shot; incredibility (see doubt). See hopelessness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • improbability — noun the quality of being improbable impossibility should never be confused with improbability the improbability of such rare coincidences • Syn: ↑improbableness • Ant: ↑probability • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • improbability — improbable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not likely to be true or to happen. DERIVATIVES improbability noun (pl. improbabilities) improbably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • improbability — noun see improbable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • improbability — /im prob euh bil i tee, im prob /, n., pl. improbabilities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being improbable; unlikelihood. 2. something improbable or unlikely. [1590 1600; IMPROBABLE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • improbability — noun a) The quality or state of being improbable; unlikelihood. b) That which is improbable; an improbable event or result …   Wiktionary

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