Associations to the word «Likely»


LIKELY, adjective. Probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
LIKELY, adjective. Probable
LIKELY, adjective. Appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential
LIKELY, adjective. Plausible; Within the realm of credibility
LIKELY, adjective. Promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
LIKELY, adjective. Attractive; pleasant
LIKELY, adjective. (as predicate) (followed by to and infinitive) Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined.
LIKELY, adjective. (obsolete) Similar; like; alike.
LIKELY, adverb. (obsolete) Similarly.
LIKELY, adverb. Probably.
LIKELY, noun. Something or somebody considered likely.
LIKELY STORY, noun. Used to suggest someone's story or excuse is a lie.

Dictionary definition

LIKELY, adverb. With considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war".
LIKELY, adjective. Has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job".
LIKELY, adjective. Likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss".
LIKELY, adjective. Expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients".
LIKELY, adjective. Within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse".

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain