incredible

incredible
in|cred|i|ble [ ın`kredəbl ] adjective *
surprising or difficult to believe:
They all have incredible stories to tell.
his incredible journey to safety
an incredible feat of engineering
quite/absolutely incredible: It was built in a year, which seems absolutely incredible.
a. used for showing that you are surprised, angry, or disappointed about something:
It's incredible. I only left my car for a moment.
it is incredible that: It is really quite incredible that he is unaware of such basic facts.
b. used about something that is extremely good:
What an incredible performance that was.
Thanks, guys you've been incredible.
c. used for saying how great or extreme something is:
an incredible amount of money
They're under incredible pressure at the moment.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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