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1       adj   Something that is improbable is unlikely to be true or to happen.  
oft it v-link ADJ that   (=unlikely)     (Antonym: probable, likely)    ...a highly improbable coincidence...     
  improbability     ( improbabilities    plural)    n-var  
...the improbability of such an outcome.     
2       adj   If you describe something as improbable, you mean it is strange, unusual, or ridiculous.   (=unlikely)  
On the face of it, their marriage seems an improbable alliance.     
  improbably      adv   ADV adj, ADV with v, ADV with cl  
The sea is an improbably pale turquoise...     
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cock-and-bull     (informal)   doubtful, dubious, fanciful, far-fetched, implausible, questionable, unbelievable, uncertain, unconvincing, unlikely, weak  
   certain, convincing, doubtless, likely, plausible, probable, reasonable  

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