adjective, un·like·li·er, un·like·li·est.
Origin of unlikely
Related formsun·like·li·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for unlikely
Harris is unlikely to see a challenge from Villaraigosa, either.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.
It was clear to me that I was unlikely ever to see it again.
But these were technical solutions and unlikely to inspire protests alone.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The demonic ‘anti-Santa’ enjoys an unlikely renaissance as we learn to embrace our inner pagan.
She thought that it was unlikely that she would ever see him again.The House of Defence v. 2|E. F. Benson
For no cloak had been found on the sands, and it was unlikely that she had worn it into the water.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
Unlikely as it was that he should have obtained it from his sister, there seemed to be no other explanation possible.
And, furthermore, he sometimes selected those apparently most unlikely to further his ends.Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems|Harriet Beecher Stowe
Men perhaps thought that things might have been much worse, and that they were not unlikely to mend.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for unlikely
Derived Formsunlikeliness or unlikelihood, noun
Idioms and Phrases with unlikely
see in the unlikely event.