[uhn-lahyk-lee-hoo d]
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Origin of unlikelihood

First recorded in 1475–85; unlikely + -hood
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Contemporary Examples of unlikelihood

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

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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.