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adj. un·like·li·er, un·like·li·est
1. Not likely; improbable.
2. Not promising; likely to fail.

un·like′li·ness n.
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Noun1.unlikeliness - the improbability of a specified outcomeunlikeliness - 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
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It is surprising that Bishop's work should assume this role, not only because of his professed inability to hew to a Greenbergian line but also because of the apparent unlikeliness of a resurgence of Greenberg's ideas at that moment.