|a.||1.||Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; |
|2.||Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; |
|3.||Not such as to inspire liking; unattractive; disagreeable.|
|adv.||1.||In an unlikely manner.|
|Adj.||1.||unlikely - not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"|
|2.||unlikely - 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"|
likely - has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job"
|3.||unlikely - having a probability to low to inspire belief|