Translation of unlikely in Spanish:


improbable, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌənˈlaɪkli//ʌnˈlʌɪkli/

adjectiveunlikeliest, unlikelier

  • 1

    (outcome/victory) improbable
    (outcome/victory) poco probable
    that is highly / most unlikely eso es muy poco probable
    • it's unlikely to cost more than $50 es difícil / poco probable que cueste más de 50 dólares
    • he's unlikely to win tiene pocas probabilidades de ganar
    • they're unlikely to agree es poco probable que acepten
    • in the unlikely event that I win the race en el caso improbable de que ganara la carrera
    • Cunnah is unlikely to let something like a labour dispute distract him from the job in hand.
    • But despite those scores, at this stage Rostrevor were looking increasingly unlikely to lose.
    • He has stated that 2001-02 will be his final season and seems highly unlikely to change his mind.
    • This fact reveals why it is unlikely that true memory could have evolved in plants.
    • I had hoped that you might make the same attempt, but that seems increasingly unlikely at this point.
    • It is possible but highly unlikely that he could compel his victim to attend the trial.
    • Officials now say it's possible that Discovery could lift off on Sunday but that appears pretty unlikely.
    • Certainly something which would have been extremely unlikely to happen in the past.
    • Colombian diplomatic sources say it is unlikely that any of the three went to Cuba.
    • They are most unlikely to succeed in winning a UN mandate for pre-emptive action.
    • There are historical reasons why I am like this, and I am most unlikely to change.
    • We find this explanation unlikely for three reasons.
    • The club are in negotiations with Ellis and Wakefield but a deal now appears increasingly unlikely.
    • The combination makes it very unlikely so you have to make do with just this!
    • The computer's voice interjected smugly, "That threat is extremely unlikely to succeed’.
    • Something that would be highly unlikely to happen, at least with a modicum of due diligence by the pilot.
    • Other recent developments within ITV have confirmed that this scenario is unlikely to occur.
    • Business models focused on advertising in the spirit of broadcasting are therefore very unlikely to succeed.
    • Other factors add to this to make it extremely unlikely.
    • Labour certainly look unlikely to benefit from a new system.
  • 2

    (story/explanation) inverosímil
    (explanation/story) increíble
    that sounds highly unlikely eso me parece totalmente inverosímil
  • 3

    (odd, unexpected)
    he was given the unlikely name of Horatio le pusieron el insólito nombre de Horatio
    • they make an unlikely couple forman una extraña pareja