unlikelihood

noun un·like·li·hood \ ˌən-ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of unlikelihood

2 : something unlikely

Examples of unlikelihood in a Sentence

  1. Given the unlikelihood of a tax increase, these programs will probably run out of funding next year.

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First Known Use of unlikelihood

15th century


UNLIKELIHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

unlikelihood

noun

Definition of unlikelihood for English Language Learners

  • : the chance that something will not happen or not be true : the quality or state of being unlikely



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