English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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"
likely but not certain to be or become true or real
"a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
expected to become or be; in prospect
within the realm of credibility
"not a very likely excuse"
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"
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The Fed is likely to communicate that there is more scope for fiscal measures but that is a very uncomfortable spot to be in, we won't have a clear sense of direction of the economy until well into the fourth quarter because all the sequential data now is massively positive.
This is the first incident that I'm aware of which has directly impacted election-related infrastructure, at least 18 county or municipal bodies have been impacted by ransomware since the beginning of September — about three per week — so it's very likely that other bodies will be hit in the run-up to the election.
It's quite likely that value investors are getting into the market as the TSX has underperformed the U.S. stock market for quite a while.
If you have a family history, you are more likely to develop breast cancer, and young women are also more likely to develop a more aggressive type of breast cancer.
For some people, there is a perception that the sun is healthy and that maybe the risk of skin cancer has been overblown, but once it happens to a patient and they go through treatment for skin cancer, they are more likely to take precautions.
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- wahrscheinlich, glaubhaft, plausibelGerman
- احتمال داردPersian
- miellyttävä, todennäköinen, luultava, uskottava, mahdollinen, sopiva, lupaavaFinnish
- adatto, promettente, probabile, piacevole, verosimileItalian
- おそらく, きっとJapanese
- ticams, iespējamsLatvian
- вероятный, перспективный, пригодный, привлекательный, подходящий, годный, подающий надежды, возможный, обаятельный, многообещающий, очаровательныйRussian
- rimlig, trolig, sannolikSwedish
- швидше за всеUkrainian
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