3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unlikely \Un*like"ly\, adjective

1. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely.

2. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means. --Hooker.

3. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable. [Obs.] "The unlikely eld of me." --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unlikely \Un*like"ly\, adverb In an unlikely manner.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event" [syn: {improbable}, {unlikely}] [ant: {likely}, {probable}]

2: has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism" [ant: {likely}]

3: having a probability too low to inspire belief [syn: {improbable}, {unbelievable}, {unconvincing}, {unlikely}]

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