unlikelihood


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un·like·li·hood

 (ŭn-līk′lē-ho͝od′)
n.
1. The state of being unlikely or improbable; improbability.
2. Something unlikely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unlikelihood - the improbability of a specified outcomeunlikelihood - the improbability of a specified outcome
improbability, improbableness - the quality of being improbable; "impossibility should never be confused with improbability"; "the improbability of such rare coincidences"
likelihood, likeliness - the probability of a specified outcome
Translations

unlikelihood

[ʌnˈlaɪklɪhʊd] unlikeliness [ʌnˈlaɪklɪnɪs] Nimprobabilidad f

unlikelihood

[ʌnˈlaɪklihʊd] adjimprobabilité f

unlikelihood

nUnwahrscheinlichkeit f; despite the unlikelihood of successobwohl der Erfolg unwahrscheinlich war

unlikelihood

[ʌnˈlaɪklɪhʊd] unlikeliness [ʌnˈlaɪklɪnɪs] nimprobabilità
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Of course, I realize the pitfalls and limitations of the deal, as well as the unlikelihood that it will change Iran's broader behavior in the region.
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