Definition of “unlikely” - English Dictionary

“unlikely” in British English

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unlikelyadjective

uk /ʌnˈlaɪ.kli/ us /ʌnˈlaɪ.kli/

unlikely adjective (NOT PROBABLE)

B1 not probable or likely to happen:

[ + (that) ] It's pretty unlikely (that) they'll turn up now - it's nearly ten o'clock.

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(Definition of “unlikely” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“unlikely” in American English

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unlikelyadjective

us /ʌnˈlɑɪk·li/

not expected to happen; not likely:

[ + (that) clause ] It’s unlikely (that) we will ever learn what happened.

(Definition of “unlikely” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)