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Entry Word: likely
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having a high chance of occurring <if you don't do well in school, your likely fate is a low-paying job>
Synonyms probable
Related Words conceivable, earthly, imaginable, possible, potential; apt, bound, certain, doubtless, inescapable, inevitable, necessary, sure, unavoidable
Near Antonyms impossible, inconceivable, unimaginable
Antonyms doubtful, dubious, improbable, questionable, unlikely
2 having qualities which inspire hope <this looks like a likely spot for good trout fishing> -- see HOPEFUL 1
3 worthy of being accepted as true or reasonable <we didn't find her excuse a very likely story> -- see BELIEVABLE