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] [ant: 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]
- Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
- In an unlikely manner.
In an unlikely manner
- Finnish: epätodennäköisesti
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