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
Examples of unlikely in a Sentence
At this stage, an agreement between the UK and European Union seems unlikely, i simply do not understand why we are wasting valuable time. The clock is ticking.
If people are treated badly, they are unlikely to return.
We love royal weddings, but, you know, Fox News’s different. Fox News’s very, very unlikely – would be tragic – if Prince Harry were to become king because Prince Harry is now sixth in line for the throne – that would mean Prince Harry brother and the entirety of [ William’s family ] would have to predecease him.
There are rising stockpiles and the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia make any deal on production unlikely.
[The hackers] are obviously capable of doing illegal things and they have been making provocative, spectacular statements so this type of attack would not be inconsistent with their previous behavior, even though it is unlikely, but keep in mind, the precautions should are already being taken may not be visible to the average theater-goer. So people shouldn’t expect to see a SWAT like presence at their local movie theater.
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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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