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Definition of Unlikely

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

It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers.
Gordon Moore

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

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

A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.
C. V. Raman

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
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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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