hard to believe

hard to believe

Seemingly untrue; quite dubious. I've never known Art to be untrustworthy, so I find that rumor about him pretty hard to believe. We all found his story about finding $1,000 in a field rather hard to believe.
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hard to believe

 and hard to swallow
not easily believed; hardly believable. Her story was hard to swallow, and it finally was proven to be a lie.
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References in classic literature ?
So strange and so brief was the episode, that the watchers might have found it hard to believe it themselves or persuade other people of it, had it not been for the undeniable fact that the circlet of gold which marked her as having been a bride had disappeared.
Whatever their relations in the past might have been, it was hard to believe, from his present demeanor, that he felt any.
Although it was hard to believe that her retiring for the night could be anything but a form, so severely wide awake were those classical eyes of hers, and so impossible did it seem that her rigid nose could yield to any relaxing influence, yet her manner of sitting, smoothing her uncomfortable, not to say, gritty mittens
But truly, forsooth, I find it hard to believe him the same man.
It was hard to believe that that lofty wooded rampart on the left which so overtops the Jungfrau was not actually the higher of the two, but it was not, of course.
You seem to find it hard to believe, but I can assure you that I know nothing.
She looked after him lovingly, and besides feeding and clothing him, taught him so well that Swift tells us himself, though it seems a little hard to believe, that he could spell and could read any chapter in the Bible before he was three.
At the same time, I find it hard to believe that a successful invasion of this country is within the bounds of possibility."
Something closely analogous to knowledge and desire, as regards its effects on behaviour, exists among animals, even where what we call "consciousness" is hard to believe in; something equally analogous exists in ourselves in cases where no trace of "consciousness" can be found.
Former Delhi unit Congress president Ajay Maken too condoled the demise of former Chief Minister saying that it was hard to believe that she was no more.
The technicalities claimed by county bosses towards fictitious spending are hard to believe. Kenyans elected leaders who were supposed to be responsible.
Trump commented, "Hard to believe. I've seen pictures.
Maybe it is because the Fork Food Market has become such a big part of our lives, or perhaps because we lived without good street food for so long it is hard to believe that the food market will celebrate five years of operation this Friday.
The huge drop in the country's competitiveness ranking in the recently-released report of the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) is 'hard to believe,' according to the country's trade chief.