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improbable

adjective a distant chance, barely a possibility, defying logic, doubtful, dubious, hardly possible, implausible, little chance, little hope, little likelihood, long odds, not likely, not likely to occur, not probable, poor chance, poor prospect, questionable, rare, remote possibillty, uncertainty, unexpected, unlikelihood, unlikely
See also: disputable, doubtful, fallacious, implausible, impossible, incredible, unbelievable, unforeseeable, unsound
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Ferguson's decision to stay on will have ensured much squirming when the footage finally went out, and downcast eyes can be anticipated all round at Old Trafford Press conferences as certain scribes simultaneously attempt to avert the Glaswegian's scathing glare and survey the hole they have dug for themselves, while privately pining for an even more substantial subterranean crevice to improbably surface and swallow them up.
He describes how, even under the threat of prison and worse, Afghan men insisted on getting thei hair cut in illegal styles (including, improbably, a coif based on Leonardo DiCaprio's in Titanic).
Fagan likes his dancers to balance in improbably geometric configurations, bodies arrowed into dead-straight lines that subtly alter our perceptions of recognizable steps like penche arabesque.
In his prime, Clifford was improbably handsome, tall with wavy blond hair turning to silver, a rich baritone voice, and a dignified manner.
Regular viewers of The Only Way Is Essex will know that one of the show's cheekiest former stars, the improbably named Joey Essex, is perhaps not the brightest bulb, struggling, as he did, to tell the time and tie his shoelaces.
On his latest endeavor, Potter stretches boundaries in a classy outfit that dispenses with the traditional bass role yet improbably channels the rhythms of funk.
Crumb, with slump-breasted suburban matrons wearing shades indoors or skinny punkers with hair rollers, improbably pulling carrots in the garden as a commuter helicopter whirls above.
An elaborate lattice of post-tensioned steel spraying mist from every pore, the realized structure is improbably faithful to the original concept of a cloud hovering low over a lake.
During the summer Berkeley offered dance classes taught by a former Paris Opera dancer improbably named Louise La Gai.
Like Daniel Craig's Bond, Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt was Bourne-again in an improbably exciting Mission full of fancy gadgets, fast cars, and a fabulously flaky villain in masterful Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A tribute to Stone, featuring an ultra-rare and painfully short appearance by the troubled rock-soul great himself, had a bevy of famous faces including Joss Stone, Fantasia, Legend and, improbably, members of Aerosmith covering a medley of Stone hits such as ``Family Affair,'' ``If You Want Me to Stay'' and ``Everyday People,'' in a reminder of one of pop's most potent back catalogs.
The parallel bands suggest video-screen color bars but also, and more improbably, a striped blanket and matching pillowcase.