not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
"legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
has little chance of being the case or coming about
"an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely(adj)
having a probability too low to inspire belief
Something or somebody considered unlikely.
In an improbable manner.
Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
It's very unlikely that you'll be able to walk perfectly after being in a cast for six months.
not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely
not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means
not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable
in an unlikely manner
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1812
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3176
Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Adjectives Frequency: #237
The numerical value of unlikely in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of unlikely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Courage is found in unlikely places.
Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.
In the unlikely story that is America, there's never been anything false about hope.
Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
It hasn't happened in a very long time and I think it's highly unlikely to happen, so, it's an interesting thing to discuss but highly unlikely. I don't have any worries about it.
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Translations for unlikely
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- improbableCatalan, Valencian
- improbable, improbablementeSpanish
- epätodennäköinen, epätodennäköisestiFinnish
- improbable, improbablementFrench
- ní móideIrish
- improvavelmente, improvávelPortuguese
- improbabilă, puțin probabil, improbabil, în mod improbabilRomanian
- вряд ли, eдва ли, навряд лиRussian
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