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