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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

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

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

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

Guantanamo is still open, but it's unlikely that serious torture is going on at Guantanamo. There is just too much inspection.
Noam Chomsky

Our minds work in real time, which begins at the Big Bang and will end, if there is a Big Crunch - which seems unlikely, now, from the latest data showing accelerating expansion. Consciousness would come to an end at a singularity.
Stephen Hawking
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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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