Unlikely definition

ŭn-līklē
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The definition of unlikely is something that is probably not going to happen or that has a very slim chance of occurring.

The chance of snow in June in Florida is an example of something that would be described as unlikely.

adjective
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Something or somebody considered unlikely.
noun
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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.

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In an improbable manner.
adverb
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Improbably.

He may, not unlikely, join us.

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Not promising; likely to fail.
adjective
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Not likely to happen or be true; improbable.
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Not likely to succeed; not promising.
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Not likely; improbable.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
unlikely
Plural:
unlikelies

Adjective

Base Form:
unlikely
Comparative:
unlikelier
Superlative:
unlikeliest

Origin of unlikely

  • un- +"Ž likely

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