likely definition

  • adjective:
    • having or showing the qualities or faculties that make anything likely: These are typically prone to become aggravated with him.
    • in the realm of credibility; plausible: perhaps not a really most likely reason.
    • obviously appropriate or suitable: There were a few most likely candidates to do the job.
    • Apt to become successful or yield a desired result; guaranteeing: a likely topic for examination.
    • appealing; pleasant: discovered a likely area under a shady tree for picnic.
    • possible; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
    • likely; Possessing or showing the attributes or characteristics that produce some thing probable
    • proper, suitable; believable; having good possible
    • plausible; Inside the world of credibility
    • promising; likely to be successful or produce a desired result
    • appealing; pleasant
    • Reasonably is anticipated; evidently destined.
    • worth belief; probable; credible.
    • Having likelihood; having or providing reason to anticipate; -- accompanied by the infinitive.
    • Similar; like; alike.
    • Such as fits; good-looking; pleasing; acceptable; handsome.
    • Having such characteristics as making success possible; well-adapted towards location; promising
    • Improbable; not likely; -- used ironically.
    • has a high probability to be the way it is or of coming about
    • likely to come to be or perhaps; in prospect
    • within the realm of credibility
    • most likely not certain to-be or be real or genuine
  • adverb:
    • Usage Problem Probably.
    • Likewise.
    • Most Likely.
    • it's quite likely; most likely.
    • with substantial certainty; with very little doubt
  • noun:
    • anything or somebody considered likely.
  • others:
    • Similar; congenial; kindred.
    • that could be ideal; preferred for a certain reason or purpose; fit or adjusted, or offering vow to be therefore: as, a likely subject for satire.
    • Having likeness to truth; that seems or that may be real; credible; likely: because, a likely story.
    • Hence in the limits of likelihood; having a tendency; therefore situated or constituted which he or it'll oftimes be or take action indicated: accompanied by an infinitive.
    • Liable to happen or come about; in possibility or hope.
    • particularly can be liked; likable; pleasing; agreeable; commendable; encouraging; great.
    • Synonyms Apt, probably, etc. See likely.
    • Probably; since may sensibly be expected.

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