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Meaning of UNLIKELY

Pronunciation:  un'lIklee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
  3. [adj]  having a probability to low to inspire belief

UNLIKELY is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: farfetched, implausible, improbable, last, outside, remote, supposed(a), unbelievable, unconvincing
 Antonyms: likely, plausible, probable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*like"ly\, a.
    1. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as,
       an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely.
    2. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail;
       unpromising; as, unlikely means. --Hooker.
    3. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.
       [Obs.] ``The unlikely eld of me.'' --Chaucer.
  2. \Un*like"ly\, adv.
    In an unlikely manner.