• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unlikable difficult or impossible to like "a disagreeable and unlikable old woman"
    • adj unlikable (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings "all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"
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  • Harold Clurman
    Harold Clurman
    “Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.”
  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • Nathaniel Cotton
    Nathaniel Cotton
    “Mental pleasure are never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.”


In literature:

It would have been difficult to find two people associated together more unlike each other.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Babylonian system of therapeutics was not unlike the Egyptian as far as incantations were concerned.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
In all else he is unlike Dick Darke, as one man could well be to another.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
How unlike the denizen of the desert, the voyageur of the prairie sea!
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He that looms up on the retrospect of my memory as Number 3 was as unlike the Kentuckian, as the latter was to Thompson.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Its arrangement is not unlike that in certain modern rooms at Walpi.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Unlike that of the Sarju, this valley is narrow.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
And it is so unlike you, Kitty, to be merciless.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
One was remarkably unlike the other.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We are below ground here, and it's not unlikely the door is above-stairs, more on a level with the house.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various

In poetry:

Quoth HUDIBRAS, Make that appear,
And I shall credit whatsoe'er
You tell me after on your word,
Howe'er unlikely, or absurd.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler
Oh, it will call for many a sigh
If it be what it claims—
This book, so unlike earth and sky,
Unlike man's hopes and aims!—
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
They move along life's uttermost extremes,
Unlike all other men;
And in their spirit's depths sleep strangest dreams,
Like shadows in a glen.
"Poets" by Abram Joseph Ryan
My fame, unlike in former days,
No longer flies from coast to coast.
And what confines her wandering ways?
- The very thing she loves the most.
"Verses Written in Her Book of Hours - 2" by Mary Stuart
Erect, a fighting flower,
It breasts the breeziest hour
That ever blew,
And bent or broke things brittle
Or frail, unlike a little
Knight like you.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"Yet if they last
A myriad years," he said, "they fade at length,
Those joys; or if not, is there then some life
Below, above, beyond, so unlike life
It will not change? Speak! do your Gods endure
For ever, brothers?"
"The Light of Asia: Book the Fifth" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Gas shortage's unlikely beneficiary : gas station attendants.
The Unlikely Fall and Rise of Bloomsbury .
Unlike last year, defense may have personnel to support coordinator's boasts .
Like we mentioned in our previous blog post, it was very unlikely that Gov Haley Barbour had any good news to share in his press conference updating the latest with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
My oldest grandchild, a senior at BC High, applied to about 10 colleges and, unlike me, got into most of them.
Lincoln' born of an unlikely union of talents.
Love can be found in the most unlikely places, so can greatness.
Unlike her name, they are God-given.
Bourn unlikely to bat again this season.
Unlike women in the United States, we are not measured by how short our skirts are or how we look.
If you have never heard of Lizzie McGuire, you are almost certainly not a female resident of the United States between the ages of 8 and 14, and you are unlikely to be related to one.
Savvy moviegoers know great independent films are unlikely to be released at this time of year, too late for one award season and too early for the next.
The military is unlikely to stage a coup, though it may try to use other means to thwart a PTP-led government.
NBA Unlikely to Take Contraction Plunge.
Amid ongoing reports about gun violence and concerns about neighborhood safety in Erie, there's also a success story about police-community relations, in what might be considered unlikely places.

In science:

Unlike the potential Vcs , the wave function is not invariant under the replacement ν → (1 − ν ).
Dyon-Oscillator Duality
Unlike the matrix membrane, there is no general theory describing an arbitrary L5-brane geometry in matrix theory language.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
These entropy features are unlike any of the other models and, if they could be observed, would be a clear signature of the internal heating scenario.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
But as the total size of the large connected components is of order N , the absence of such an edge is extremely unlikely.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
Unlike the relaxation from the disordered state, the fluctuations involved in the ordered initial states (e.g., σi = 1, i = 1, N ) are much smaller.
Critical dynamics and universality of the random-bond Potts ferromagnet with tri-distributed quenched disorders