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Unlikely

Meanings and phrases

unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; improbable
  2. has little chance of being the case or coming about
  3. having a probability too low to inspire belief; improbable; unbelievable; unconvincing

highly unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This seems highly unlikely because an executioner must be a strong man.
  • The veracity of this claim has never been documented and is highly unlikely.
  • It is highly unlikely, though, that the deepest levels will ever be reopened.

very unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is "very unlikely" to be less than 1.5°C.
  • As such, it seems very unlikely that the appreneur model will do anything except grow.
  • However, no other sources support this thesis and Frey's biographer finds it very unlikely.

seems unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some accounts say Riley locked the saloon doors before shooting, but this seems unlikely.
  • Over the following months, as Wolfe seems unlikely to return, Archie opens his own detective agency.
  • This motif is rare as the process resulting in its formation seems unlikely to occur during protein folding.

extremely unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, local legend says that St. Leonard's hermitage was in this forest although this seems extremely unlikely.
  • Kenneth Farley, a project scientist on NASA's Mars Rover 2020 Project, said: "I would say that is extremely unlikely."
  • A spokesman for the British Home Office said unofficially it would be "extremely unlikely" that Riley would be extradited to the United Kingdom.

most unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is most unlikely that they ever existed in historical fact.
  • Therefore, the most unlikely candidate passes the trials and receives the reward.
  • And the savior who was foretold might be found in the most unlikely places..." (from bookcover).

considered unlikely

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is considered unlikely that acupuncture was practiced before 2000 BC.
  • Laperrière was listed as out indefinitely and his return to the playoffs was considered unlikely.
  • The Fisher Model was considered unlikely and later dismissed as an explanation for gene cluster formation.
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