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likely

adjective

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1 having a high chance of occurring
  • if you don't graduate from high school, your likely fate is a low-paying job

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4 very pleasing to look at
  • a likely gal such as yourself should have no trouble getting a date

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likely

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of likely (Entry 2 of 2)

by reasonable assumption
  • the picnic will likely be cancelled if the storm continues

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The first known use of likely was in the 14th century

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“Likely.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/likely. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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