Pronunciation: (un-līk'lē), [key]
—adj., -li•er, -li•est,
1. not likely to be or occur; improbable; marked by doubt.
2. holding little prospect of success; unpromising; likely to fail: He is an unlikely candidate for reelection.
3. not ingratiating; objectionable.
in an unlikely way.
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