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likely

adjective

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  1. 1 having a high chance of occurring if you don't graduate from high school, your likely fate is a low-paying job Synonyms of likely probable Words Related to likely conceivable, earthly, imaginable, possible, potential, supposable; apt, bound, certain, doubtless, imminent, inescapable, inevitable, liable, necessary, sure, unavoidable Near Antonyms of likely impossible, inconceivable, unimaginable Antonyms of likely doubtful, dubious, improbable, questionable, unlikely

  2. 2 having qualities which inspire hope this looks like a likely spot for good trout fishing Synonyms of likely auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeatWords Related to likely cheering, comforting, reassuring, soothing; assured, confident, decisive, doubtless, positive, sure, unhesitating; beamish, bullish, eupeptic; favorable, goodNear Antonyms of likely cheerless, comfortless; doubtful, dubious, uncertain; bearish, grim, negative, unfavorable; funereal, glum, gray (also grey), miserable, wretchedAntonyms of likely bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious

  3. 3 worthy of being accepted as true or reasonable we didn't find her excuse a very likely story Synonyms of likely credible, creditable, believable, plausible, presumptive, probableWords Related to likely 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 of likely absurd, doubtful, dubious, fantastic (also fantastical), flimsy, outlandish, preposterous, questionable, ridiculous; impossible, inconceivable, unimaginable, unthinkable; skeptical, suspect, suspicious, uncertain, unsure; hopeless, unworkable, uselessAntonyms of likely far-fetched, implausible, improbable, incredible, unbelievable, unlikely, unplausible

  4. 4 very pleasing to look at a likely gal such as yourself should have no trouble getting a date Synonyms of likely aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, beautiful, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favoredWords Related to likely alluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous (also glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly [slang]; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenicNear Antonyms of likely abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchyAntonyms of likely grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly


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