unlikelihood

[uhn-lahyk-lee-hoo d]
See more synonyms for unlikelihood on Thesaurus.com

Origin of unlikelihood

First recorded in 1475–85; unlikely + -hood
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for unlikelihood

Contemporary Examples of unlikelihood

  • He recognizes the immense popularity the party enjoys among Shiites, and the unlikelihood that this will change any time soon.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Great Weekend Reads

    The Daily Beast

    April 23, 2011

Historical Examples of unlikelihood

  • The priori likelihood or unlikelihood of a Kelt-iberic mixture.

    The Ethnology of Europe

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The impossibilities of place, the unlikelihood of circumstances, the most incredible disguises will not lead him astray.

    The Widow Lerouge

    Emile Gaboriau

  • We are affrighted at unlikelihood; and, as in this case, the greatest unlikelihood often proves to be the truth.

    The Widow Lerouge

    Emile Gaboriau

  • Then the unlikelihood of the conclusion came, and he wondered whether they had really been there.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Yet there is a final wail of despair at the unlikelihood of any change for good being effected.