un‧like‧ly S2 W2
not likely to happen:
Donna might be able to come tomorrow, but it's very unlikely.
unlikely to do something
The weather is unlikely to improve over the next few days.
it is unlikely (that)
It's unlikely that the thieves will be caught.
in the unlikely event of something (=if something which is unlikely happens)
In the unlikely event of a fire, passengers should move to the top deck.
an unlikely place, person, or thing is strange and not what you would expect:
The quiet village of Brockhampton was an unlikely setting for such a crime.
not likely to be true:
an unlikely story