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AdjectiveModificarLikely (comparative likelier or more Likely, superlative likeliest or most Likely)
- probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
- Rain is likely later this afternoon.
- probable; Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable
- They are likely to become angry with him.
- appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential
- Jones is a likely candidate for management.
- plausible; Within the realm of credibility
- not a very likely excuse.
- promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
- a likely topic for investigation.
- attractive; pleasant
- found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable
appropriate; believable; having a good potential
plausible; within the realm of credibility
suitable; apparently appropriate or suitable
promising; apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
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AdverbModificarLikely (comparative more Likely, superlative most Likely)
- 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.
similarly — see similarly
probably — see probably
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