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Not likely to happen - synonyms or related words

unlikely

adjective

not likely to happen

doubtful

adjective

not certain or likely to happen or be true

remote

adjective

not likely to happen

improbable

adjective

not likely to happen or to be true

inconceivable

adjective

so unlikely that it is difficult to believe

dim

adjective

if the chances of something good happening are dim, it is not likely to happen

I don’t suppose

used for saying that something is unlikely

you’ll be lucky

used for saying that something is unlikely to happen

there is no question of something

if there is no question of something, it definitely will not happen

long odds

if you say that it’s long odds that something will happen, you mean that it is not very likely

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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