unlikely

Definitions of unlikely
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adj not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

“legislation on the question is highly unlikely
Synonyms:
improbable
supposed
mistakenly believed
Antonyms:
likely, probable
likely but not certain to be or become true or real
equiprobable
equally probable
presumptive
having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
verisimilar
appearing to be true or real
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
farfetched, implausible
highly imaginative but unlikely
last
most unlikely or unsuitable
outside, remote
very unlikely
Antonyms:
likely
has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
apt, liable
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
probable
apparently destined
promising
showing possibility of achievement or excellence
possible
capable of happening or existing
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adj having a probability too low to inspire belief

Synonyms:
improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing
implausible
having a quality that provokes disbelief

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