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1. likely

adjective. ['ˈlaɪkli'] has a good chance of being the case or of coming about.

Synonyms

  • likeliness
  • promising
  • apt
  • possible
  • likelihood
  • probable

Antonyms

  • unlikelihood
  • impossible
  • unlikeliness
  • irresponsible

Etymology

  • líkligr (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Likely

  • reichley

How do you pronounce likely?

Pronounce likely as ˈlaɪkli.

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How do you spell likely? Is it likley ?

A common misspelling of likely is likley

Sentences with likely


1. Adjective
Aluminum is less likely to fail even if it gets a small crack.

Quotes about likely


1. You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
- Greg Boyle

2. I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

3. If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X

2. likely

adverb. ['ˈlaɪkli'] with considerable certainty; without much doubt.

Synonyms

  • in all probability
  • in all likelihood
  • probably

Antonyms

  • impossibility
  • unthinkable
  • actual
  • incredibly

Etymology

  • líkligr (Old Norse)

3. likely

adjective. ['ˈlaɪkli'] likely but not certain to be or become true or real.

Synonyms

  • presumptive
  • equiprobable
  • probable

Antonyms

  • improbability
  • inauspicious
  • disinclined
  • malapropos

Etymology

  • líkligr (Old Norse)

4. likely

adjective. ['ˈlaɪkli'] within the realm of credibility.

Synonyms

  • credible

Antonyms

  • unsusceptible
  • exempt

Etymology

  • líkligr (Old Norse)

5. likely

adjective. ['ˈlaɪkli'] expected to become or be; in prospect.

Synonyms

  • potential

Antonyms

  • unintelligent
  • unrealistic

Etymology

  • líkligr (Old Norse)
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