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.
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But while several Republican lawmakers on the establishment side have rebuked Trump in recent weeks, the rest are unlikely to follow suit.
The state argued that the inmates are unlikely to prevail in their claims since the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed other executions, including four in Alabama, to proceed using midazolam.
Investment bank Deutsche Bank said the court‘s decision was unlikely to roil financial markets, despite worries about legislative gridlock threatening Australia’s coveted AAA sovereign credit rating.
This strange situation has turned Detroit into an unlikely petri dish for experiments into how to kick-start a housing market that is, depending on your perspective, either slumbering or comatose.
Alex Jones, the pope of American conspiracy theories, had built an unlikely bridge between his fringe organization and the nominee of a major political party, cementing the strangest partnership in recent memory.
Save an unlikely legal reversal, the Cowboys will proceed for the next six games without Elliott starting Sunday against the Chiefs.
Now, archaeologists are getting help from an unlikely source: cosmic rays, subatomic particles that rain down from space.
Alias Grace, Netflix’s own six-episode Atwood mini-series, is unlikely to stir up as much awards-season buzz, but is nonetheless an engrossing adaptation of Atwood’s 1996 historical novel.
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First Known Use of unlikely
Synonymsdoubtful, dubious, far-fetched, flimsy, questionable, unapt, improbable
Related Wordsimplausible, impossible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; absurd, bizarre, crazy, fantastic (also fantastical), foolish, insane, nonsensical, odd, outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous, unreal, wild; outside, remote, slight
Near Antonymsbelievable, conceivable, credible, earthly, imaginable, plausible; possible, potential; liable
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