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Synonyms for likely
ˈlaɪk lilike·ly

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  1. likelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    liable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. likelyadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, improbable

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How to use likely in a sentence?

  1. Keri Gans:

    If you're someone who works from home and you find yourself wandering into the kitchen too many times, or if you keep visiting an office kitchen that's packed with snacks, here chewing a piece of gum may help, it's putting something in your mouth, it's keeping it busy, it has this great flavor in it, and you might be less likely to reach for food... or that piece of chocolate on your co-worker's desk.

  2. Read MoreO'Rourke:

    We go to both the likely and the unlikely places, bringing in people who frankly may not be reflected in some of these polls being taken.

  3. Sonja Diaz:

    It's likely that Latino males will support Trump in 2020 at higher rates than Latinas. And you see that generally in terms of the trends of White voters and White males in particular, i think that there's something around masculinity and misogyny that is really galvanizing some voters who identify as men. And I don't know that there is a cultural component to it. It's just an American male phenomenon.

  4. Ben Neumann:

    I believe Korea is the twenty-fifth country to have a MERS case, and it is not likely to be the last.

  5. Jehmu Green:

    I believe Hillary Clinton, hillary Clinton appears to be having the time of Hillary Clinton life. These days Hillary Clinton’s more likely to be hanging with Kardashians, not campaigning. From rocking fashion forward caftans on red carpets to owning thestage on The View this morning, on the eve of Hillary Clinton Netflix premiere, planning another presidential campaign is highly unlikely.


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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