follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

unlikelihood

[uhn-lahyk-lee-hoo d] /ʌnˈlaɪk liˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the state of being unlikely; improbability.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; unlikely + -hood
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for unlikelihood
  • Nothing proves the unlikelihood of reforming the faculty unions more than their refusal to address the contingent faculty crisis.
  • Even a cursory glance at the available evidence points to the unlikelihood of such a scene.
  • But the film never gets past the unlikelihood that its characters have much chance of living happily ever after.
  • Many employees never challenge decisions made at the facility level because they are discouraged by the unlikelihood of success.
  • The site is currently a political unlikelihood for the storage.

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for unlikelihood

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unlikelihood

20
23
Scrabble Words With Friends