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Seeming, but not actual or real. See also actual and constructive.
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  1. Seeming, but not actual or real. See also actual and constructive.
  2. Appearing real or true without necessarily being so; seeming
  3. Readily understood; clear or obvious:
(Theology) Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
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  1. (Theology) Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
  2. Likely to happen or to be true:
  3. Likely to occur or be; that can reasonably but not certainly be expected
  1. Apparent
  2. Apparent; ostensible.
  3. That seems real, true, etc. without necessarily being so; apparent
Considered capable of achieving a goal:
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  1. Considered capable of achieving a goal:
  2. Capable of being believed; believable or plausible:
  3. That can be believed; believable; reliable
That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
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  1. That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
  2. Capable of happening but of uncertain likelihood:
  3. Permissible:
Logical; likely:
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  1. Logical; likely:
  2. Capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible:
  3. Capable of being done or carried out; practicable; possible
Capable of being presumed.
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  1. Capable of being presumed.
  2. Capable of being presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition:
  3. That may be presumed, or taken for granted; probable
That can be conceived, understood, imagined, or believed
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  1. That can be conceived, understood, imagined, or believed
  2. Capable of being conceived or imagined; possible; credible; thinkable.
Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
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  1. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
  2. Using or showing reason, or sound judgment; sensible
  3. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted.
Available for use; accessible or employable.
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  1. Available for use; accessible or employable.
  2. Capable of being effected, done, or put into practice; feasible.
  3. Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.
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  1. Able to be worked or fashioned
  2. Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible:
  3. Capable of functioning.
Not linked to fate or outside influences.
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  1. Not linked to fate or outside influences.
  2. Capable of being achieved, which either means possible or probable.
(Rare) Clearly evident
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  1. (Rare) Clearly evident
  2. Represented or appearing as such; ostensive:
  3. Apparent; seeming; professed
Capable of being surmised.
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Capable of eliciting belief or trust.
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  1. Capable of eliciting belief or trust.
  2. Capable of being believed; credible.
Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
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  1. Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
  2. Able to reason; reasoning; in possession of one's reason or sanity
  3. Consistent with or based on reason or good judgment; logical or sensible:
That can be thought; conceivable
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  1. That can be thought; conceivable
  2. That can be considered as a possibility
  3. Able to be thought or imagined; conceivable; feasible or possible.
Conceivable in the imagination:
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  1. Conceivable in the imagination:
  2. That can be imagined
  3. Able to be imagined; conceivable
Seemingly honest, trustworthy, etc.
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  1. Seemingly honest, trustworthy, etc.
  2. Seemingly true, acceptable, etc.
  3. Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible:
Capable of being supposed or conjectured:
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  1. Capable of being supposed or conjectured:
Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur
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About to occur; impending:
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  1. About to occur; impending:
  2. Likely to happen without delay; impending; often, specif., threatening, looming, etc.
Capable of being assumed, or taken to be true.
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  1. Capable of being assumed, or taken to be true.
Capable of being granted.
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Tending or having the power to persuade:
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  1. Tending or having the power to persuade:
Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
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  1. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
  2. That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
Quick to learn or understand:
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  1. Quick to learn or understand:
  2. Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
  3. Exactly suitable; appropriate:
Seemingly honest, trustworthy, etc.
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  1. Seemingly honest, trustworthy, etc.
  2. Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible:
  3. Seemingly true, acceptable, etc.
Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern:
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  1. Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern:
  2. Properly called:
  3. Reliable; accurate:
Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory:
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  1. Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory:
  2. Satisfactory but not superior; passable:
  3. Worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate
  1. Having a tendency, preference, likelihood, or disposition.
  2. Disposed; willing; tending
  3. Having a preference, disposition, or tendency:
Thrown out; discarded:
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  1. Thrown out; discarded:
  2. Inclined; having a certain tendency or inclination
  3. Inclined; minded.
Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
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  1. Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
  2. Exactly suitable; appropriate:
  3. Tending or inclined; likely
Having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to)
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  1. Having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to)
  2. Lying flat or prostrate; in a horizontal position
  3. Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination:
Subject to the possibility of; likely (to do, have, get, etc. something unpleasant or unwanted)
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  1. Subject to the possibility of; likely (to do, have, get, etc. something unpleasant or unwanted)
  2. Subject to undergoing or suffering something, especially something unpleasant. Used with to :
  3. Likely or prone to have, suffer from, etc.; exposed to or subject to
That may or may not happen; possible
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  1. That may or may not happen; possible
  2. Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen. See also vested.
  3. Possible, but not certain to happen.
Capable of becoming or of being made to be so; potential:
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  1. Capable of becoming or of being made to be so; potential:
  2. Capable of happening but of uncertain likelihood:
  3. Permissible:
(Theology) Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
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  1. (Theology) Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
  2. Likely to happen or to be true:
  3. Likely to occur or be; that can reasonably but not certainly be expected
Presumptuous; assuming.
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  1. Presumptuous; assuming.
  2. Taken for granted; assumed.
  3. Held as true or valid without evidence.
Capable of being presumed.
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  1. Capable of being presumed.
  2. Capable of being presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition:
  3. That may be presumed, or taken for granted; probable
Making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps shouldn't.
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  1. Making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps shouldn't.
  2. Based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief
  3. Giving reasonable ground for belief
Likely but uncertain; plausible.
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  1. Likely but uncertain; plausible.
  2. Likely to happen or to be true:
  3. Likely to occur or be; that can reasonably but not certainly be expected
Effective in the future. Newly enacted laws and constitutional decisions are almost always applied prospectively. Effective in the future. Newly enacted laws and constitutional decisions are almost always applied prospectively.
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  1. Effective in the future. Newly enacted laws and constitutional decisions are almost always applied prospectively. Effective in the future. Newly enacted laws and constitutional decisions are almost always applied prospectively.
  2. Likely or expected to happen or become.
  3. Likely to become or be:
That can be conceived, understood, imagined, or believed
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  1. That can be conceived, understood, imagined, or believed
  2. Capable of being conceived or imagined; possible; credible; thinkable.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of this earth.
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  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of this earth.
  2. Conceivable; possible
  3. Conceivable; possible:
That can be imagined
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  1. That can be imagined
  2. Conceivable in the imagination:
  3. Able to be imagined; conceivable
Used as an intensive:
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  1. Used as an intensive:
  2. Conceivable; imaginable:
  3. Conceivable; possible
Capable of becoming or of being made to be so; potential:
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  1. Capable of becoming or of being made to be so; potential:
  2. Capable of happening but of uncertain likelihood:
  3. Permissible:
That can be thought; conceivable
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  1. That can be thought; conceivable
  2. That can be considered as a possibility
  3. Able to be thought or imagined; conceivable; feasible or possible.
Giving courage, confidence, or hope:
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  1. Giving courage, confidence, or hope:
  2. Auspicious, or bringing good luck
  3. Giving courage, hope, or confidence
Inspiring hope; promising.
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  1. Inspiring hope; promising.
  2. Inspiring or giving hope
  3. Feeling or showing hope; expecting to get what one wants
Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
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  1. Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.
  3. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
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  1. Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
  2. Exactly suitable; appropriate:
  3. Having a natural tendency; inclined:
Thrown out; discarded:
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  1. Thrown out; discarded:
  2. Inclined; minded.
  3. Inclined; having a certain tendency or inclination
Specified; fixed:
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  1. Specified; fixed:
  2. Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed:
  3. Having a tendency; inclined:
  1. Having a tendency, preference, likelihood, or disposition.
  2. Forming an angle with another line, plane, or body
  3. Having a preference, disposition, or tendency:
Subject to the possibility of; likely (to do, have, get, etc. something unpleasant or unwanted)
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  1. Subject to the possibility of; likely (to do, have, get, etc. something unpleasant or unwanted)
  2. Likely or prone to have, suffer from, etc.; exposed to or subject to
  3. Subject to undergoing or suffering something, especially something unpleasant. Used with to :
Having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to)
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  1. Having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to)
  2. Lying flat or prostrate; in a horizontal position
  3. Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination:

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
Find another word for likely. In this page you can discover 93 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for likely, like: apparent, probable, seeming, credible, possible, feasible, presumable, conceivable, reasonable, conjecturable and practicable.