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Synonyms for probable
ˈprɒb ə bəlprob·a·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. probable

    The apparent is that which appears; the word has two contrasted senses, either of that which is manifest, visible, certain, or of that which merely seems to be and may be very different from what is; as, the apparent motion of the sun around the earth. Apparent kindness casts a doubt on the reality of the kindness; apparent neglect implies that more care and pains may have been bestowed than we are aware of. Presumable implies that a thing may be reasonably supposed beforehand without any full knowledge of the facts. Probable implies that we know facts enough to make us moderately confident of it. Seeming expresses great doubt of the reality; seeming innocence comes very near in meaning to probable guilt. Apparent indicates less assurance than probable, and more than seeming. A man's probable intent we believe will prove to be his real intent; his seeming intent we believe to be a sham; his apparent intent may be the true one, tho we have not yet evidence on which to pronounce with certainty or even with confidence. Likely is a word with a wide range of usage, but always implying the belief that the thing is, or will be, true; it is often used with the infinitive, as the other words of this list can not be; as, it is likely to happen. Compare EVIDENT.

    Synonyms:
    apparent, likely, presumable, seeming

    Antonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, improbable, unimaginable, unlikely

    Preposition:
    (When apparent is used in the sense of evident): His guilt is apparent in every act to all observers.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. probable

    Synonyms:
    likely, presumable, credible, reasonable

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, unreasonable, incredible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. probableadjective

    an applicant likely to be chosen

    Antonyms:
    improbable, supposed(a), unlikely

  2. probable, likelyadjective

    likely but not certain to be or become true or real

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

    Synonyms:
    potential, likely

    Antonyms:
    unlikely, improbable, supposed(a)

  3. probableadjective

    apparently destined

    "the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme"

    Synonyms:
    likely

    Antonyms:
    supposed(a), improbable, unlikely

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. probableadjective

    Synonyms:
    likely, presumable, credible, reasonable, to be expected, that stands to reason

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. probableadjective

    Synonyms:
    likely, credible, reasonable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "probable":

    likely, unlikely, possible, plausible, probability

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1224potential
#1481likely
#2937reasonable
#5099probability
#6338apparent
#7056unlikely
#10461probable
#14206credible
#19356plausible
#27184seeming
#260091presumable

How to use probable in a sentence?

  1. David Anderegg:

    But if we think about all the things that can harm people, a (mass shooting) is a very, very improbable event and seeing it on TV nonstop makes it feel more probable but doesn't make it actually more probable.

  2. Lori Ulrich:

    It is regrettable that Ms. Williams took the president's bait and went inside the Capitol. However, based on our initial investigation and preparation for today, it is our position that the allegations surrounding the theft of Speaker Pelosi's computer came in part from a former abusive boyfriend, witness one, who is in the affidavit of probable cause, he has threatened Ms. Williams, in a number of ways, including she filed a restraining order against him. He was going to go after her. These accusations are overstated.

  3. Nate Wessler:

    We cannot argue that the DEA or any other law enforcement should be totally shut out of these records, we are saying they should go to a judge first and demonstrate probable cause and get a warrant -- that is what the Fourth Amendment requires.

  4. Michael Zeldin:

    I don't know who said them and what context in which they were said -- and that matters, but if you look at the black letter of the quotes, those are very threatening words. There is probable cause to believe those words were intended to influence the testimony of a witness. Whether they were chargeable witness tampering, that depends on the context.

  5. Oleg Burtsev:

    This is because the plans of the leadership of our country and our army are to ensure that we are capable of worthily countering any probable enemy from all directions.


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