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Synonyms for unlikely
ʌnˈlaɪk liun·like·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unlikely

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, improbable, unimaginable

    Antonyms:
    apparent, likely, presumable, probable, seeming

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improbable, unlikelyadjective

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

    "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"

    Synonyms:
    marvelous, tall(a), unbelievable, unconvincing, improbable, marvellous

    Antonyms:
    promising, probable, apt(p), liable(p), likely, plausible

  2. unlikelyadjective

    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:
    unbelievable, unconvincing, improbable

    Antonyms:
    probable, liable(p), promising, apt(p), likely, plausible

  3. improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikelyadjective

    having a probability too low to inspire belief

    Synonyms:
    unbelievable, improbable, marvellous, tall(a), incredible, flimsy, marvelous, unconvincing

    Antonyms:
    plausible, promising, apt(p), probable, likely, liable(p)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unlikelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    improbable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unlikelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    improbable, unpromising

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unlikely":

    improbable, implausible, doubtful, likely, probable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1481likely
#5642incredible
#7056unlikely
#10461probable
#15392unbelievable
#19151marvelous
#20066doubtful
#23071dubious
#27240improbable
#29587marvellous
#44059flimsy
#46658unimaginable
#56915implausible
#74245unconvincing

How to use unlikely in a sentence?

  1. Andrea Crawford:

    They are a vulnerable species that need all the help they can get, it’s unlikely the Otago Peninsula colony would exist at all without ongoing human intervention, including the control of introduced predators such as stoats and cats.

  2. Eom Joong-sik:

    Even if this arrives in communities, it's very unlikely to become pandemic, if we prevent transmissions between hospitals, we will see only episodic cases from now on.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    You may see blips but if we handle them well, it is unlikely that you'll see the kind of surge that we saw in the late fall and the early winter.

  4. Masahiko Shimayama:

    I think Liberal Democratic Party's unlikely that the government would make a decision on when to join based on our report.

  5. Ryan Sweet:

    Inflationary pressures are not an issue, this supports the Fed's strong signal that if its expectations hold, monetary easing will not continue in 2020 and rate hikes are even more unlikely.


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