from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not likely; improbable.
- adj. Not promising; likely to fail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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.
- adv. In an improbable manner.
- n. Something or somebody considered unlikely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected
- adj. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising.
- adj. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.
- adv. In an unlikely manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Such as cannot be reasonably expected; improbable: as, an unlikely event.
- Not holding out a prospect of success or of a desired result; likely to fail; unpromising.
- Not calculated to inspire liking or affection; not likable or lovable.
- In an unlikely manner; with no or little likelihood; improbably.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
- adj. having a probability too low to inspire belief
- adj. has little chance of being the case or coming about
un- + likely (Wiktionary)