Like´ly   Pronunciation: līk´lĭ`ẽr
a.1.Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
2.Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; - followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
3.Similar; like; alike.
4.Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
5.Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
6.Improbable; unlikely; - used ironically; as, a likely story.
adv.1.In all probability; probably.
Adj.1.likely - 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"
unlikely - has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
2.likely - likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
Synonyms: probable, plausible
3.likely - expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"; "expected income"
Synonyms: potential, expected
4.likely - within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"; "a plausible story"
Synonyms: plausible
Adv.1.likely - with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
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like the devil
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like thunder
-- Likely --
liliaceous plant
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