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Another word for likely

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Adjective
  1. Having a chance of happening or being true

      1. Likely to happen or to be true:
      2. Likely but uncertain; plausible.
      3. Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
      1. Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
      2. Capable of becoming or of being made to be so; potential:
      3. Capable of occurring or being done in accordance with something specified. Used with the superlative:
      1. Liable but not certain to occur; possible:
      2. Dependent on other conditions or circumstances; conditional:
      3. Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable:
    See also:

    likely

  2. Based on probability or presumption

  3. Capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined

  4. Inspiring confidence or hope

    See also:

    help

  5. Having or showing a tendency or likelihood

    See also:

    likely

Another word for likely

Modifier
  1. Probable

  2. Promising

  3. Believable

    See also:

    convincing

  4. Apt

Synonym Study

  • Prone suggests a propensity or predisposition to something that seems almost inevitable she's prone to have accidents
  • Liable and apt are loosely or informally used equivalents of likely , but in strict discrimination, liable implies exposure or susceptibility to something undesirable you're liable to hurt yourself playing with that knife and apt suggests a natural or habitual inclination or tendency such people are apt to be fearful
  • Likely suggests probability or an eventuality that can reasonably be expected he's not likely to win