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  Definition of likely
  1. within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"; "a plausible story"
  2. 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
  3. likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
  4. expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"; "expected income"
  5. with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
Similar Words: plausible, probable, expected, potential, probably, in all likelihood, in all probability, belike

 

See Also: possible

 

Pertainyms: probable, plausible

 

Attributes: likelihood, likeliness, odds

 

 
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