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unlikely

un·like·ly

unlikely

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn laIk li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: unlikelier, unlikeliest
definition 1: not likely to be or happen; improbable.
It's unlikely that they'll arrive on time, considering the snow.
synonyms:
doubtful, improbable
antonyms:
apt, certain, distinct, liable, likely, possible, probable, sure
similar words:
dubious, fishy, questionable, suspect, suspicious, untrustworthy
definition 2: not likely to succeed.
synonyms:
inauspicious, unfavorable, unhopeful
similar words:
doubtful, hapless, hopeless, ill-fated
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in an unlikely manner.
synonyms:
doubtfully, improbably
similar words:
dubiously, fishily, precariously, problematically, questionably, suspiciously
derivations: unlikelihood (n.), unlikeliness (n.)