What does unlikely mean?

Definitions for unlikelyʌnˈlaɪk li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unlikely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improbable, unlikely(adj)

    not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

    "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"

  2. unlikely(adj)

    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"

  3. improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely(adj)

    having a probability too low to inspire belief

Wiktionary

  1. unlikely(Noun)

    Something or somebody considered unlikely.

  2. unlikely(Adverb)

    In an improbable manner.

  3. unlikely(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlikely(adj)

    not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely

  2. Unlikely(adj)

    not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means

  3. Unlikely(adj)

    not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable

  4. Unlikely(adverb)

    in an unlikely manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1812

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3176

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unlikely' in Adjectives Frequency: #237

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlikely in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlikely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring:

    Courage is found in unlikely places.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.

  3. Barack Obama:

    In the unlikely story that is America, there's never been anything false about hope.

  4. Edward De Bono:

    Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    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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