Synonyms of likely in English:

likely


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adjective

1‘it seemed likely that a scandal of some sort would eventually break’

SYNONYMS

probable, distinctly possible, to be expected, odds-on, on, possible, credible, plausible, believable, within the bounds of possibility, imaginable

expected, anticipated, natural, prospective, predictable, predicted, foreseeable, ten to one, liable

sure, destined, fated

in the wind, in the air

informal on the cards, a pound to a penny

ANTONYMS

unlikely, impossible, improbable

2‘a more likely explanation for the slump can be found in the shaky financial structure of the club’

SYNONYMS

plausible, reasonable, feasible, acceptable, believable, credible, tenable, conceivable

ANTONYMS

incredible, unbelievable

3‘Gone running has he? A likely story!’

SYNONYMS

unlikely, implausible, unbelievable, incredible, untenable, unacceptable, inconceivable

ANTONYMS

believable

4‘it was a likely place for a romantic-minded young girl to frequent’

SYNONYMS

suitable, appropriate, apposite, fit, fitting, acceptable, proper, right

reasonable, promising, hopeful

5‘what would I be needing money for with a likely lad like Tom here to support me?’

SYNONYMS

likely to succeed, promising, talented, gifted

informal up-and-coming


adverb

1‘he was most likely dead’

SYNONYMS

probably, in all probability, presumably, no doubt, doubtlessly

informal like enough