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Synonyms for likely
ˈlaɪk lilike·ly

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  1. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    liable

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. likely

    Apt implies a natural fitness or tendency; an impetuous person is apt to speak hastily. Liable refers to a contingency regarded as unfavorable; as, the ship was liable to founder at any moment. Likely refers to a contingent event regarded as very probable, and usually, tho not always, favorable; as, an industrious worker is likely to succeed. Credible signifies readily to be believed; as, a credible narrative; likely in such connection is used ironically to signify the reverse; as, a likely story! A thing is conceivable of which the mind can entertain the possibility; a thing is conjectural which is conjectured as possible or probable without other support than a conjecture, or tentative judgment; a thing is presumable which, from what is antecedently known, may betaken for granted in advance of proof. Reasonable in this connection signifies such as the reason can be satisfied with, independently of external grounds for belief or disbelief; as, that seems a reasonable supposition. Compare APPARENT.

    Synonyms:
    apt, conceivable, conjectural, credible, liable, presumable, probable, reasonable

    Antonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, improbable, incredible, questionable, unlikely, unreasonable

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. likelyadjective

    has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

    "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job"

    Synonyms:
    potential, probable

    Antonyms:
    farfetched, remote, outside, unlikely, incredible, implausible, last, unbelievable, retrospective

  2. probable, likelyadjective

    likely but not certain to be or become true or real

    "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"

    Synonyms:
    potential, probable

    Antonyms:
    farfetched, unlikely, incredible, unbelievable, last, implausible, retrospective, remote, outside

  3. likely, potentialadjective

    expected to become or be; in prospect

    "potential clients"

    Synonyms:
    potential, possible, probable

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, farfetched, retrospective, incredible, implausible, unbelievable, remote, last, outside

  4. likelyadverb

    within the realm of credibility

    "not a very likely excuse"

    Synonyms:
    potential, probable

    Antonyms:
    incredible, unbelievable, implausible, farfetched, outside, remote, retrospective, last, unlikely

  5. probably, likely, in all likelihood, in all probability, belikeadverb

    with considerable certainty; without much doubt

    "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"

    Synonyms:
    credibly, in all probability, probably, believably, in all likelihood, belike, plausibly

    Antonyms:
    remote, unlikely, outside, farfetched, last, unbelievable, incredible, retrospective, implausible

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    probable, credible

  2. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    in a fair way, to be expected

  3. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    pleasing, agreeable, that may be liked

  4. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] respectable, worthy, estimable, of good reputation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    probable, verisimilar, good-looking, comely, appropriate

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, improbable

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How to use likely in a sentence?

  1. The FDA:

    In the future, if patients in certain geographic regions are likely to be infected or exposed to a variant that is susceptible to these treatments, then use of these treatments may be authorized in these regions.

  2. Andrea Prasow:

    I think its more likely to close if it doesnt become a huge press issue.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    Now, what the AP did by trying to create a false narrative is some people may believe the narrative and then think that this is not a viable treatment for them so if they're infected, they will not go seek a monoclonal antibody and that will ultimately increase their risk of hospitalization, so the AP knew what they were doing, they wanted to do a political hit on me and the fallout from that is that there will likely be people who decline life-saving treatment. And then they have the temerity to act like they were the victim when they got called out on their hit piece.

  4. Jeffrey Smith:

    The headlines announcing Obiang's re-election were likely written long ago, it was inevitable that the ruling party would maintain power, unfortunately to the detriment of the people who have long suffered under callous dictatorship and devastating poverty.

  5. Konstantin Simonov:

    This subject has failed to become a priority, russia's attitude will most likely be something like this: Guys, you put economic pressure on us, introduced sanctions. Do you expect us to be holier than the Pope about the issue you're pushing through and take a load of responsibilities?


Translations for likely

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  • sandsynligDanish
  • glaubhaft, wahrscheinlich, plausibelGerman
  • probableSpanish
  • احتمال داردPersian
  • uskottava, lupaava, mahdollinen, sopiva, luultava, todennäköinen, miellyttäväFinnish
  • probableFrench
  • promettente, adatto, piacevole, probabile, verosimileItalian
  • きっと, おそらくJapanese
  • iespējams, ticamsLatvian
  • sannsynligNorwegian
  • prawdopodobnyPolish
  • provávelPortuguese
  • probabilRomanian
  • многообещающий, очаровательный, обаятельный, возможный, вероятный, подающий надежды, годный, подходящий, привлекательный, пригодный, перспективныйRussian
  • vjerojatanSerbo-Croatian
  • sannolik, trolig, rimligSwedish
  • швидше за всеUkrainian
  • 容易Chinese

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