[ UK /ʌnlˈa‍ɪklihˌʊd/ ]
  1. the improbability of a specified outcome
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How To Use unlikelihood In A Sentence

  • His actorly slam-dunk is equalled, however, by half-lidded ingenue Scarlett Johansson, whose sheer unlikelihood as a romantic foil paradoxically renders her perfect.
  • There's also a mounting seriousness of tone that doesn't sit entirely well with the plot's concatenation of coincidences and unlikelihoods.
  • The modest widening in New Zealand's net international investment position once again highlights "the long-standing vulnerability for the NZ economy and the unlikelihood of a credit rating upgrade any time soon in our eyes," Goldman Sachs economist Philip Borkin said in a note. New Zealand Current Account Deficit Widens
  • In English the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
  • What you are referring to is the unlikelihood of those results assuming that blacks are exactly equal to whites in the knowledge of firefighting techniques and cognitive skills that this test measured. The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge
  • Their story is one of unlikelihood and guts, with echoes of the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team at the 1988 Calgary Games. GB women's volleyball team determined to get to 2012 Olympics
  • Well, the cuts are pretty backloaded, so that helps, but it's still a fair question, given the unlikelihood of House R's in particular cooperating on anything having to do with jobs. Jared Bernstein: A Tough But Necessary Pivot
  • Finally, the argument from the unlikelihood of physical constants is vitiated by modern cosmogonic theory and recrudesces the God-of-the-gaps Elliott Sober: What is wrong with Intelligent Design? - The Panda's Thumb
  • MQuinn: The emailer could have easily prefaced her comments with a paragraph explicitly expressing the unlikelihood that African Americans are inferior, or that any disparities in IQ testing are likely the products of environment, or some other caveat that softened the blow of herÂemail. The Volokh Conspiracy » 1. Science, Faith, and Not Ruling Out Possibilities
  • Until this unlikelihood occurs, we are left with a personal struggle to take control of our own destiny and attempt the visioning without Science to hold our hand and this is how it should be.
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