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The state or fact of something's being likely; probability.

*‘young people who can see no likelihood of finding employment’*[in singular]*‘situations where there is a likelihood of violence’*-
*‘We need to accept that there is always the chance of failure and the likelihood of flaws.’* -
*‘The likelihood is that the pelts of the rabid foxes have been sold to furriers.’* -
*‘Evidently the facts do not add up and so the likelihood is that someone is distorting the truth.’* -
*‘He submits that the necessary intent has to be proved and likelihood is not enough.’* -
*‘Nor, indeed, does there seem any likelihood that such a system would be effective.’* -
*‘The question whether the degree of similarity leads to a likelihood of confusion is a question of fact.’* -
*‘The likelihood of this increases when emotional or physical stress are present.’* -
*‘Clear allocation of risk may reduce the likelihood of litigation or arbitration.’* -
*‘The reduction in mortality is set against the increased likelihood of intervention.’* -
*‘Indeed there seems to be equal likelihood that extra life is lost as it is gained.’* -
*‘The trial judge did not consider the factor of the likelihood of danger arising soon.’* -
*‘There is also no likelihood that anything said or done would have induced any other confession.’* -
*‘We believe, however, that waging a war will only make the likelihood of retaliation greater.’* -
*‘The test is then whether there is a reasonable chance or a real likelihood of persecution occurring.’* -
*‘So the likelihood of the others having similar problems was of high probability.’* -
*‘Boys who only experimented with vice did not increase their likelihood of depression.’* -
*‘The likelihood that one of them will commit a crime or become a drug addict is quite slim.’* -
*‘There can at this stage be no definitive answer but only an assessment of likelihood.’* -
*‘There is thus far less likelihood of stalemates or draws forming in the game.’* -
*‘I knew when I came in for my pit stop that there was little likelihood I would be leaving again.’*

**probability**, chance, prospect, possibility, likeliness, odds, feasibility, plausibility, conceivability**risk**, threat, hazard, danger, fear, peril, liabilityView synonyms**hope**, opportunity, promise-

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