Synonyms for (adjective) unlikely

Synonyms: unlikely

Definition: has little chance of being the case or coming about

Usage: an unlikely story; an unlikely candidate for reelection; a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism

Similar words: implausible, farfetched

Definition: highly imaginative but unlikely

Usage: a farfetched excuse; an implausible explanation


Similar words: last

Definition: most unlikely or unsuitable

Usage: the last person we would have suspected; the last man they would have chosen for the job


Similar words: remote, outside

Definition: very unlikely

Usage: an outside chance; a remote possibility; a remote contingency


Synonyms: improbable, unlikely

Definition: not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

Usage: legislation on the question is highly unlikely; an improbable event

Similar words: supposed

Definition: mistakenly believed

Usage: the supposed existence of ghosts


Synonyms: improbable, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely

Definition: having a probability too low to inspire belief

Similar words: implausible

Definition: having a quality that provokes disbelief

Usage: gave the teacher an implausible excuse