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unlikely

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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English

Etymology

un- + likely

Pronunciation


Adjective

unlikely (comparative unlikeli, superlative er)

Positive
unlikely

Comparative
unlikeli

Superlative
er

  1. 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.

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Adverb

unlikely

  1. In an unlikely manner.

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References

unlikely” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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