- adj.未必的，不一定有把握的; 不太可能的; 不可能发生的; 不像是真的;
- 比较级: unlikelier;
- 最高级: unlikeliest;
- 名词: unlikelihood;
It is highly unlikely that she'll be late.
It is unlikely that libel laws will be invoked.
The project seemed unlikely to succeed.
Illiteracy threatens Britain's industrial performance. But, quite apart from that, the individual who can't read or write is unlikely to get a job.
It seems highly unlikely that she ever existed.
He and Paula made an unlikely pair.
The most unlikely objects found their way into his design and look absolutely right where he placed them.
The controversy regarding vitamin C is unlikely to be resolved in the near future.
The new media are unlikely to prove qualitatively different from the old.
Britain appears unlikely to break ranks with other members of the European Union.
We all knew that life was unlikely to be a bed of roses back in England.
It was highly unlikely that their paths would cross again.
It appears unlikely that the UN would consider making such a move.
Although unemployment rose last month, this is unlikely to dampen down wage demands.
Whatever is offered by the bank is unlikely to be improved on by any rival suitor.
Someone who lacks staying power and persistence is unlikely to make a good researcher.
In the unlikely event of anybody phoning, could you just scribble a message down?
Colleagues call Oates an unlikely plagiarist.
Unlikely and fantastic legends grew up around a great many figures, both real and fictitious.
Paternity leave is unlikely to be for longer than two weeks.
Offers 15% below the asking price are unlikely to be accepted.
The man has become an unlikely figure of fun.
Mongolia seemed an unlikely candidate as the pacesetter for political change in Asia.
The high tax policy is certainly unpopular, although it's unlikely to meet the soaring armament expenditures.
He is unlikely to make wild accusations without proof.
Their recognition of the new law is unlikely.
That's an unlikely story.
He is unlikely to win the race.
It was very unlikely that he would do that.
In contrast, the recent surge in world grain prices is trend-driven, making it unlikely to reverse without a reversal in the trends themselves.
A new technology is unlikely to take the place of an old one without a clear advantage.
The goal of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 ℃ is commendable but the emissions-reduction pledges submitted by countries leading up to the Paris talks are very unlikely to deliver on this.
Some version of the Swedish system might work well for a majority of American parents,but the United States is unlikely to fully embrace the Swedish model.
However, a further increase in farming area without impacting unfavourably on what remains of the world's natural ecosystems appears unlikely.
The predicted intergenerational warfare is unlikely because most of the older people themselves mostly have families.
Papers like Einstein's would unlikely get published today
If you want to disturb the car industry, you'd better have a few billion dollars: mom-and-pop carmakers are unlikely to beat the biggest car companies.
2018年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
In fat， circumstances seem to be designed to bring out the best in us and if we feel that we have been “wronged” then we are unlikely to begin a conscious effort to escape from our situation.
This distinction is so much so that where the latter is lacking, as it is for these unlikely gardens, the foremer becomes all the more urgent.
1. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred;
"legislation on the question is highly unlikely"
"an improbable event"
2. 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"
3. having a probability to low to inspire belief