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- n. The property of being unlikely, improbability.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being unlikely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unlikely; improbability.
- n. The state of being unlike; dissimilarity.
- n. Unattractiveness; the incapacity to excite liking or love.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the improbability of a specified outcome
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He used the extreme unlikeliness of a rescue scenario to his advantage and invented the infinite improbability drive, which became a major plot point in the story.
But not even she can challenge Paul's teenage daughter for sheer unlikeliness.
My interest in her was sparked by the sheer unlikeliness of her character.
The reason, surely, was the sheer fantastical unlikeliness that Hugh Grant Hugh Grant! might have concealed a tape recorder somewhere on his person before driving down to Dover to entrap him.
Yet the reputation is difficult to marry with the warm, friendly and, quite frankly, hilarious gentleman in an anorak I find in the lobby of a hotel in Beverly Hills, looking a little bemused, possibly because he is standing next to – with pleasing unlikeliness – Joan Rivers.
Hedge funds eventually evolved, by intentional design effort, insurance policies against unlikely things happening because of the actuarial unlikeliness of those things happening.
In 2003 Clive Woodward's World Cup winners were heavily criticised for the stodginess of their play all the way to the moment of victory, and four years later there were similar concerns when England emerged from their pool despite conceding 36 unanswered points to the Springboks and reached the final without persuading observers to apply superlatives to anything other than the unlikeliness of their revival.
It's because of the unlikeliness of the place as a gastronomic destination.
So many years without hard, physical evidence; the extreme unlikeliness of a successful cover-up that spans over fifty years, one that would involve not only multiple U.S. administrations, but numerous foreign governments; the distances involved in interstellar travel ...
Instead he argued that the requirement for the Security Council to ‘consider’ any ‘further’ breaches did not mean that it was required actually to decide what to do about them – thus provoking Wood to point out the inherent unlikeliness of this interpretation.
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