Examples of unlikely in a sentence
He was an unlikely candidate for the position.
A big city seems like an unlikely place to find wildlife.
I received support from an unlikely ally.
First Known Use of unlikely
UNLIKELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unlikely for English Language Learners
: not likely
: not seeming to be right or suited for a purpose
UNLIKELY Defined for Kids
Definition of unlikely for Students
1 : not likely <an unlikely story>
2 : not promising <This is an unlikely place for fishing.>
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