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Definition of "unlikelihood" []

  • The state of being unlikely or improbable; improbability. (noun)
  • Something unlikely. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unlikelihood" in a sentence
  • "The failures of the system are attributed to causes within the world view of the those receiving the welfare, namely the unlikelihood of that class of people being honest, and not the fact that the administrators of the program were dishonest."
  • "I remember Chris Van Allsburg musing about the unlikelihood of families gathering around the cozy glow of the computer screen to "read" the cd-rom version of The Polar Express."
  • "Given Luis Suárez's absence for another seven matches, and the unlikelihood of Carlos Tevez ever again appearing in the colours of Manchester City, both these teams would appear to have a short-term problem in the same vital area."