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like·ly

likely

 
 
pronunciation:
laI kli
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: likelier, likeliest
definition 1: to be expected; probable.
It is likely that she will pass the test.
synonyms:
possible, probable
antonyms:
doubtful
similar words:
apparent, apt, liable, logical
definition 2: apparently true; able to be believed.
He says he lost his homework, but that's not a likely story.
synonyms:
probable
antonyms:
incredible, unbelievable
similar words:
apparent, possible, reasonable
definition 3: fitting or appropriate.
Mr. Dill is a likely candidate for the job.
synonyms:
apt, suitable
similar words:
appropriate, logical, promising
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: probably.
He will likely be here tomorrow.
synonyms:
probably
derivation: likeliness (n.)