HyperDic: unlikely

English > 3 senses of the word unlikely:
ADJECTIVEallunlikely, improbablenot likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
allunlikelyhas little chance of being the case or coming about
allunlikely, improbable, unbelievable, unconvincinghaving a probability too low to inspire belief
unlikely > pronunciation
Soundsahnlay'kliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > unlikely: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred.
Example"legislation on the question is highly unlikely"
Synonymimprobable
Narrowersupposedmistakenly believed
Oppositeprobable, likelylikely but not certain to be or become true or real
Spanishimprobable, inseguro
Catalanimprobable, insegur
Nounsunlikelinessthe improbability of a specified outcome
English > unlikely: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHas little chance of being the case or coming about.
Examples
  • "an unlikely story"
  • "an unlikely candidate for reelection"
  • "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
Attribute oflikelihood, likelinessThe probability of a specified outcome
Narrowerfarfetched, far-fetchedHighly imaginative but unlikely
lastMost unlikely or unsuitable
outside, remoteVery unlikely
OppositelikelyHas a good chance of being the case or of coming about
Spanishimprobable
Catalanimprobable
Nounsunlikelinessthe improbability of a specified outcome
English > unlikely: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving a probability too low to inspire belief.
Synonymsimprobable, unbelievable, unconvincing
BroaderimplausibleHaving a quality that provokes disbelief
Spanishimprobable, inverosímil
Catalanimprobable
Nounsunlikelinessthe improbability of a specified outcome

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