[ uhn-lahyk-lee-hood ]
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  1. the state of being unlikely; improbability.

Origin of unlikelihood

First recorded in 1475–85; unlikely + -hood

Words Nearby unlikelihood

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How to use unlikelihood in a sentence

  • It was in vain that they pointed out that there had been no pursuit thus far, and the unlikelihood of there being one.

    The Red Acorn | John McElroy
  • Nicky was crowning his unlikelihood by refraining from the slightest allusion to the event.

    The Creators | May Sinclair