[ UK /ʌnlˈa‍ɪkli/ ]
[ US /ənˈɫaɪkɫi/ ]
  1. has little chance of being the case or coming about
    an unlikely candidate for reelection
    a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism
    an unlikely story
  2. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
    legislation on the question is highly unlikely
    an improbable event
  3. having a probability too low to inspire belief
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How To Use unlikely In A Sentence

  • Here, however, they are unlikely to survive the frosts although both impatiens and pelagoniums can be kept for next year in a heated greenhouse or brought indoors and used as house plants.
  • Hillary's woman problem is that her reach among women over 30 I don't want to use the term older women is unlikely to change much. Hillary's Woman Problem Part II
  • It is unlikely that their blueprint for economic reform will be put into action.
  • More than that and we'd be unlikely to win. Times, Sunday Times
  • It shows a stag hunt, accompanied by more unlikely woodland animals such as a monkey and a tortoise. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hunt thinks it unlikely that the currency will break parity with the dollar next year, and feels it is likely to settle around the $0.92 level.
  • He made comments about a couple of items, suggesting an appetizer that sounded unlikely but that, in his words,'went down a treat. FOLLY
  • A military coup seems unlikely.
  • For the kids the knee-jerk tourist products are wooden toys, but they are lumpish, boring objects, unlikely to appeal to any but the most simple-minded of toddlers.
  • But she is unlikely to be wearing baggy jeans and a hard hat. Times, Sunday Times
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