improbable


improbable
adj.
improbable, unlikely.
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improbable
adjetivo
1 improbable, unlikely
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adj.
unlikely
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ADJ improbable, unlikely
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adjetivo unlikely, improbable

es muy improbable que lo logre — it's very unlikely that he'll manage it

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= improbable, unlikely, far-fetched [farfetched].
Ex. Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.
Ex. This has led to some unlikely liaisons.
Ex. If the situation arises in Britain as in the United States, where there is a proliferation of TV channels, and many local television stations, then it is perhaps not too far-fetched to imagine some of these transmitting either specialized or local teletext information.
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* en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
* extremadamente improbable = unlikely to the extreme.
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adjetivo unlikely, improbable

es muy improbable que lo logre — it's very unlikely that he'll manage it

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= improbable, unlikely, far-fetched [farfetched].

Ex: Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.

Ex: This has led to some unlikely liaisons.
Ex: If the situation arises in Britain as in the United States, where there is a proliferation of TV channels, and many local television stations, then it is perhaps not too far-fetched to imagine some of these transmitting either specialized or local teletext information.
* en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
* extremadamente improbable = unlikely to the extreme.

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improbable
adjective
unlikely, improbable ser improbable QUE + SUBJ:
es muy improbable que lo logre it's very unlikely o improbable that he'll manage it
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improbable adjetivo
unlikely, improbable
improbable adjetivo improbable, unlikely
'improbable' also found in these entries:
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English:
improbable
- unlikely
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improbable adj
improbable, unlikely;
es improbable que lo consigamos we are unlikely to get it, it's unlikely that we'll get it
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improbable
adj unlikely, improbable
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improbable adj
: improbable, unlikely
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improbable adj unlikely [comp. unlikelier; superl. unlikeliest]

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