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Definition of Unlikely


  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.
  3. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.
  4. In an unlikely manner.

Unlikely Quotations

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

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Scott Adams

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
P. J. O'Rourke

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien

In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
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Unlikely Translations

unlikely in French is improbable
unlikely in German is ungleich, unwahrscheinlich
unlikely in Spanish is improbable, inverosimil
unlikely in Swedish is osannolik
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