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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Translations for unlikely
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- من غير المرجحArabic
- 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
- навряд чиUkrainian
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