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EtymologyModificar

From Old Norse líkligr, from líkr (like, similar).

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Likely (comparative likelier or more Likely, superlative likeliest or most Likely)

Positive
Likely

Comparative
likelier or more Likely

Superlative
likeliest or most Likely

  1. probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
    Rain is likely later this afternoon.
  2. probable; Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable
    They are likely to become angry with him.
  3. appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential
    Jones is a likely candidate for management.
  4. plausible; Within the realm of credibility
    not a very likely excuse.
  5. promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
    a likely topic for investigation.
  6. attractive; pleasant
    found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.

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Likely (comparative more Likely, superlative most Likely)

Positive
Likely

Comparative
more Likely

Superlative
most Likely

  1. (obsolete) Similarly.
  2. Probably.
    Likely he'll win the election in this economy.

Usage notesModificar

  • As an adverb, likely is often preceded by a modifier such as most or quite.
  • Some usage guides consider adverbial likely - instead of probably - to be poor style.

TranslationsModificar

et:likely

el:likely es:likely fr:likely io:likely it:likely kn:likely ku:likely hu:likely ja:likely pl:likely pt:likely simple:likely fi:likely ta:likely te:likely vi:likely zh:likely

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