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4 definitions found
 for unlikely
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unlikely \Un*like"ly\, adv.
     In an unlikely manner.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unlikely \Un*like"ly\, a.
     1. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as,
        an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail;
        unpromising; as, unlikely means. --Hooker.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.
        [Obs.] "The unlikely eld of me." --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  unlikely
      adj 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "unlikely":
     distasteful, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable,
     hardly possible, implausible, improbable, inappropriate,
     inauspicious, inconceivable, incredible, more than doubtful,
     objectionable, questionable, remote, unacceptable, unattractive,
     unbecoming, uncongenial, unfit, unfitting, unimaginable,
     unpromising, unpropitious, unseemly, unsuitable, unthinkable
  
  

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