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1. unlikely

adjective. ['ənˈlaɪkli'] has little chance of being the case or coming about.

Synonyms

  • likeliness
  • outside
  • implausible
  • last
  • remote
  • likelihood

Antonyms

  • unlikelihood
  • unlikeliness
  • improbability
  • inside

Etymology

  • likely (English)
  • líkligr (Old Norse)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Unlikely

  • reichley

How do you spell unlikely? Is it unlikley ?

A common misspelling of unlikely is unlikley

Example sentences of the word unlikely


1. Adjective
Without good people skills, you are unlikely to get a job in this field.

Quotes containing the word unlikely


1. And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
- Roald Dahl

2. I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.
- Patrick Stewart

3. Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
- Dave Matthews

2. unlikely

adjective. ['ənˈlaɪkli'] not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred.

Synonyms

  • improbable

Antonyms

  • indoor
  • interior

Etymology

  • likely (English)
  • líkligr (Old Norse)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. unlikely

adjective. ['ənˈlaɪkli'] having a probability too low to inspire belief.

Synonyms

  • implausible
  • improbable
  • unbelievable

Antonyms

  • internal
  • indoors
  • intrinsic
  • domestic

Etymology

  • likely (English)
  • líkligr (Old Norse)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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