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unlikely

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈlaɪkli/
NOT HAPPEN B1 not expected to happen: [+ (that)] It's unlikely that I'll be able to come to the party. [+ to do sth] He's unlikely to arrive before midday.Not expected or planned
NOT TRUE probably not true: an unlikely explanationImpossible and improbable
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