Definitions for: Unlikely

[adj] has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
[adj] not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
[adj] having a probability to low to inspire belief

Webster (1913) Definition: Un*like"ly, a.
1. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as,
an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely.

2. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail;
unpromising; as, unlikely means. --Hooker.

3. Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.
[Obs.] ``The unlikely eld of me.'' --Chaucer.

Un*like"ly, adv.
In an unlikely manner.

Synonyms: farfetched, implausible, improbable, last, outside, remote, supposed(a), unbelievable, unconvincing

Antonyms: likely, plausible, probable

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