Unlikely is a related term of strained.
As adjectives the difference between unlikely and strained
is that unlikely
is not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected while strained
is forced through a strainer.
As an adverb unlikely
is in an improbable manner.
As a noun unlikely
is something or somebody considered unlikely.
As a verb strained is
Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected.
* 1895 , H. G. Wells, The Time Machine Chapter X
- It's very unlikely that you'll be able to walk perfectly after being in a cast for six months.
Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising.
- Now, I still think that for this box of matches to have escaped the wear of time for immemorial years was a strange, and for me, a most fortunate thing. Yet oddly enough I found here a far more unlikely substance, and that was camphor.
- unlikely means
Something or somebody considered unlikely.
* 1980 , Robert K. Lindsay, Applications of artificial intelligence for organic chemistry
* 1996 , Laurie R. King, To Play the Fool
- The molecular ion candidates are divided by the testing phase into three categories: rejects, unlikelies , and probables. Differences between each candidate and the prominent peaks in the spectrum are computed.
* 2001 , Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff, Chicken soup for the mother's soul 2 (page 166)
- "Here is my every possible phone number, plus a few unlikelies . And I've also put down the numbers of Karin and Wade, in case you've lost them. Karin can come anytime; Wade, up until six in the morning."
- Then the most unlikely of unlikelies happened. We got another phone call. Another woman wanted to give us a baby—a boy, born just that morning. We walked into a hospital, and he was placed into my arms.
Forced through a strainer.
Under tension; tense.
- Babies don’t seem to like strained peas, even though the puree is easy for them to eat and digest.
- Ever since the fight our relation has been strained .