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improbable

adjective a distant chance, barely a possibility, defying logic, doubtful, dubious, hardly possible, implausible, little chance, little hope, little likelihood, long odds, not likely, not likely to occur, not probable, poor chance, poor prospect, questionable, rare, remote possibillty, uncertainty, unexpected, unlikelihood, unlikely
See also: disputable, doubtful, fallacious, implausible, impossible, incredible, unbelievable, unforeseeable, unsound
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