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Meaning of unlikely

un•like•ly

Pronunciation: (un-līk'lē), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. not likely to be or occur; improbable; marked by doubt.
  2. holding little prospect of success; unpromising; likely to fail: He is an unlikely candidate for reelection.
  3. not ingratiating; objectionable.
—adv.
  1. in an unlikely way.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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