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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Unlikely to take place or be true.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not likely to be true.
  • adj. Not likely to happen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not probable; unlikely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances or in the usual course of events.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not probable; not likely to be true; not to be expected under the circumstances of the case.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a probability too low to inspire belief
  • adj. too improbable to admit of belief
  • adj. not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

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