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probable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of probable

  1. 1 worthy of being accepted as true or reasonable <the counselor could find no probable reason for the girl's bizarre actions> Synonyms credible, creditable, likely, plausible, presumptive, believableRelated Words cogent, compelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, telling; acceptable, cogitable, conceivable, imaginable, possible, practical, reasonable; dependable, reliable, trustworthy; sophistic (or sophistical), speciousNear Antonyms absurd, doubtful, dubious, fantastic (also fantastical), flimsy, outlandish, preposterous, questionable, ridiculous; impossible, inconceivable, unimaginable, unthinkable; skeptical, suspect, suspicious, uncertain, unsure; hopeless, unworkable, uselessAntonyms far-fetched, implausible, improbable, incredible, unbelievable, unlikely, unplausible

  2. 2 having a high chance of occurring <a probable outcome of the price increase will be lower consumption> Synonyms likelyRelated Words conceivable, earthly, imaginable, possible, potential, supposable; apt, bound, certain, doubtless, imminent, inescapable, inevitable, liable, necessary, sure, unavoidableNear Antonyms impossible, inconceivable, unimaginableAntonyms doubtful, dubious, improbable, questionable, unlikely




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