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unlikely

[ uhn-lahyk-lee ]
/ 蕦n藞la瑟k li /
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adjective, un路like路li路er, un路like路li路est.
not likely to be or occur; improbable; marked by doubt.
holding little prospect of success; unpromising; likely to fail: He is an unlikely candidate for reelection.
not ingratiating; objectionable.
adverb
in an unlikely way.
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Origin of unlikely

First recorded in 1325鈥75, unlikely is from the Middle English word unlikli.See un-1, likely

OTHER WORDS FROM unlikely

un路like路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unlikely

unlikely
/ (蕦n藞la瑟kl瑟) /

adjective
not likely; improbable

Derived forms of unlikely

unlikeliness or unlikelihood, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with unlikely

unlikely

see in the unlikely event.

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