Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

incredible - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

adjective incredible pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈkredəb(ə)l/
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. b.
      used about something that is extremely good
      What an incredible performance that was.
      Thanks, guys – you’ve been incredible.
    3. c.
      used for saying how great or extreme something is
      an incredible amount of money
      They’re under incredible pressure at the moment.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog