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, unlikelyadjective

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

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

  2. unlikelyadjective

    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, unlikelyadjective

    having a probability too low to inspire belief

Wiktionary

  1. unlikelynoun

    Something or somebody considered unlikely.

  2. unlikelyadverb

    In an improbable manner.

  3. unlikelyadjective

    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. Unlikelyadjective

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

  2. Unlikelyadjective

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

  3. Unlikelyadjective

    not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable

  4. Unlikelyadverb

    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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Tom Cole:

    I would not want to be the Republican that derails the train, you start killing this product, it seems to me it's very unlikely you get another one any time soon.

  2. Richard Buckley:

    When we were planning the project, I never made any secret of the fact I thought it very unlikely we'd be successful, the chances of hitting the right spot were very slim.

  3. Salman Ahmed:

    We think that would be highly unlikely. It would be like an act of war.

  4. Norihiro Fujito:

    If this was a boxing match, the first round has just begun. It is going to be a long process. Trump is unlikely to back down easily ahead of the U.S. mid-term elections (in November), especially given the recent rise in his popularity.

  5. President Trump:

    When they have no collusion, and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview.

Images & Illustrations of unlikely

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