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synonyms for unlikely

  • absurd
  • implausible
  • improbable
  • inconceivable
  • incredible
  • rare
  • remote
  • strange
  • unbelievable
  • contrary
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • faint
  • not likely
  • out of the ordinary
  • outside chance
  • questionable
  • slight
  • unconvincing
  • unheard-of
  • unimaginable
  • untoward
See also synonyms for: unlikeliness

antonyms for unlikely

MOST RELEVANT
  • believable
  • common
  • credible
  • likely
  • plausible
  • possible
  • probable
  • reasonable
  • regular
  • tenable
  • usual
  • imaginable
  • probably
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How to use unlikely in a sentence

Once approved, a vaccine is unlikely to be widely available for several months.
6 QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED IN THE RACE FOR A VACCINEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
In such efforts, Russia is unlikely to encounter resistance from the Belarus security apparatus, which probably views its interests and future tied to maintenance of tight central control.
POISON, PROTEST AND THE POWER OF PUTINTRACY MORANSEPTEMBER 4, 2020OZY
As Vox’s Umair Irfan reports, it’s still unlikely that a vaccine will be authorized for use by then.
A THIRD OF AMERICANS MIGHT REFUSE A COVID-19 VACCINE. HOW SCREWED ARE WE?BRIAN RESNICKSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
America is unlikely to know its presidential winner on election night due to the expected surge in mail-in votes.
PODCAST: EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL FOR ELECTION NIGHT NIGHTMARESAXIOSSEPTEMBER 3, 2020AXIOS
A survey conducted in late June found that 65% of Americans said they are “very unlikely” to return to theaters immediately after they reopen.
WILL ‘TENET’ REVIVE U.S. MOVIE THEATERS AS IT’S FINALLY RELEASED?DZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
It’s very unlikely that a coyote will attack you or your pet, but you should still be very careful around these wild animals.
ARE COYOTES MOVING INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?KATHRYN HULICKSEPTEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
None of these advances are close at hand, and some are unlikely to ever come about.
ELON MUSK’S NEURALINK IS NEUROSCIENCE THEATERDAVID ROTMANAUGUST 30, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
People are unlikely to spend hundreds of dollars to buy an Xbox simply for streaming.
5 QUESTIONS ABOUT MICROSOFT’S PLANS FOR TIKTOKTIM PETERSONAUGUST 5, 2020DIGIDAY
It is, however, unlikely fingerprinting will work as a workaround as Apple has been cracking down on device fingerprinting since 2018.
‘IT’S A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE’: TWITTER’S MOPUB WEIGHS IN-APP AD GROWTH PLAN AMID APPLE’S UPCOMING PRIVACY UPDATESEB JOSEPHJULY 29, 2020DIGIDAY
Contextual information could still be considered as having the potential for device “fingerprinting,” which is unlikely to pass muster with Apple.
‘THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT GREY AREAS’: THE BIGGEST UNANSWERED QUESTIONS AROUND APPLE’S UPCOMING PRIVACY UPDATELARA O'REILLYJULY 24, 2020DIGIDAY
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