(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

- legislation on the question is highly unlikely

Similar word(s): supposed, improbable

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

Similar word(s): farfetched, last, outside, remote

3. having a probability too low to inspire belief

Similar word(s): implausible, improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing

Sentences with unlikely as an adjective:

- It's very unlikely that you'll be able to walk perfectly after being in a cast for six months.

- unlikely means


1. In an improbable manner.


1. Something or somebody considered unlikely.