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highly unlikely

This page is about the collocation highly unlikely

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

very unlikely

For example

  • There's no solid evidence, so a guilty verdict seems highly unlikely.

  • The gun lobby's very strong, so it seems highly unlikely that gun control measures will be introduced any time soon.

Note:
A collocation with the opposite meaning is "highly likely"

Quick Quiz

If something's highly unlikely to happen, it

a. will probably happen

b. probably won't happen

c. won't be liked by many people

Contributor: Matt Errey