What does unlikely mean?

Definitions for unlikely
ʌnˈlaɪk liun·like·ly

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

How to pronounce unlikely?

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How to say unlikely in sign language?

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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

Examples of unlikely in a Sentence

  1. James Bullard:

    Inflation measures have declined substantially since the end of last year and are presently running some 40 to 50 basis points below the FOMC's 2% inflation target, the forces that are keeping inflation below target seem unlikely to be solely transitory...Lowering the target range for the federal funds rate at this time would provide insurance against further declines.

  2. Paul Greer:

    With this result Turkish markets should enjoy a small relief rally given that the political uncertainty has now been removed, however, the medium to long-term picture for Turkey remains challenging and the much required deep structural reforms are now unlikely to materialise anytime soon.

  3. Koji Fukaya:

    The dollar is stabilizing around 120 yen for now but volatility is likely to remain high as the euro continues to cause turbulence, the dollar will remain strong against the yen in the medium term but a one-sided rally we saw last year is unlikely to be repeated this year.

  4. Gunter Kuhnle:

    The increase in absolute risk is so small that it is unlikely to be relevant for the individual, however, on a population level, this is more important.

  5. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay:

    This is a moment of crisis for our country, the ruling from the speaker has raised the bar and I think that makes it more unlikely the vote will be this week.

Images & Illustrations of unlikely

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