adjective, un·like·li·er, un·like·li·est.
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Origin of unlikely
OTHER WORDS FROM unlikelyun·like·li·ness, noun
Words nearby unlikely
Example sentences from the Web for unlikely
Once approved, a vaccine is unlikely to be widely available for several months.6 questions that must be answered in the race for a vaccine|jakemeth|September 15, 2020|Fortune
In such efforts, Russia is unlikely to encounter resistance from the Belarus security apparatus, which probably views its interests and future tied to maintenance of tight central control.
As Vox’s Umair Irfan reports, it’s still unlikely that a vaccine will be authorized for use by then.A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?|Brian Resnick|September 4, 2020|Vox
America is unlikely to know its presidential winner on election night due to the expected surge in mail-in votes.Podcast: Exploring the potential for election night nightmares|Axios|September 3, 2020|Axios
A survey conducted in late June found that 65% of Americans said they are “very unlikely” to return to theaters immediately after they reopen.Will ‘Tenet’ revive U.S. movie theaters as it’s finally released?|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
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 forms of unlikelyunlikeliness or unlikelihood, noun
Idioms and Phrases with unlikely
see in the unlikely event.