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Synonyms for likely

Synonyms for (adjective) likely

Synonyms: likely Definition: within the realm of credibility Usage: not a very likely excuse

Similar words: credible, believable Definition: capable of being believed Usage: completely credible testimony; credible information

Synonyms: likely Definition: has a good chance of being the case or of coming about Usage: 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 for investigation; likely candidates for the job

Similar words: liable, apt Definition: at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant Usage: he is apt to lose; she is liable to forget

Similar words: probable Definition: apparently destined Usage: the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme

Similar words: promising Definition: showing possibility of achievement or excellence Usage: a promising young man

Synonyms: likely, probable Definition: likely but not certain to be or become true or real Usage: a likely result; he foresaw a probable loss

Similar words: equiprobable Definition: equally probable

Similar words: presumptive Definition: having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance Usage: the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)

Similar words: verisimilar Definition: appearing to be true or real Usage: a verisimilar tale

Synonyms: potential, likely Definition: expected to become or be; in prospect Usage: potential clients

Similar words: prospective Definition: of or concerned with or related to the future Usage: prospective earnings; a prospective mother; a prospective bride; the statute is solely prospective in operation