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    Can I use the word "incredible" to say something disapproved?

    Dear Teachers,

    Today I read a dialogue as below.

    A: I don’t like that company.
    B: Why?
    A: They told me to pay 1,000 dollars as a security before I work for them.
    B: That was really incredible!

    Can “incredible” be used in this way?
    Although “incredible” can mean “unbelievable”, I feel people usually use “incredible” to talk about something that is far more better than they expect.
    As far as I know we can also use “incredible” to praise someone, but here, the kind of company can’t be praised, right?

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    Re: Can I use the word "incredible" to say something disapproved?

    Nothing wrong with using "incredible" for something unfavorable.

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