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Definition of "unlikely" []

  • Not likely; improbable. (adjective)
  • Not promising; likely to fail. (adjective)

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 "unlikely" in a sentence
  • "And still: in 2011, the term "unlikely" doesn't quite carry the weight it used to."
  • "One thing I hate to hear, and I hate to hear it even more when it comes from strippers themselves, is the term unlikely stripper."
  • "Furthermore, "the Enlightenment" was a term unlikely to be applied to a wanted criminal."