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Adjective
Having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
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“Given his penchant for bombastry, it is likely that word salad will be proffered in the guise of an answer.”
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Within the realm of credibility
“This unfortunate incident may sadly be used as a likely excuse by unsavory types to push their agendas.”
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Capable of being achieved
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“Theory development is, in any case, not a likely goal for a student paper, but you're welcome to try.”
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Appropriate for a purpose or activity
“Geoff seems like a likely candidate for our management team.”
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Likely to achieve success or to yield a desired outcome
“Grimley said the young foal was a likely type who had every chance of emulating her mother's great racetrack efforts.”
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(of someone or something) Aesthetically pleasing to view or look at
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“We managed to find a likely spot by the lake for the picnic.”
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Inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
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“Arthur Morgan would stop the boat at a likely spot for some bountiful trout fishing.”
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(in reference to a "story", sarcastic) Implausible or dishonest in nature
“He said he couldn't make it because his pet cockatoo had fallen ill. A likely story!”
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Likely to happen at a future date
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Ambitious or driven towards a particular goal
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Able to be derived, deducible
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Having reached a (usually extreme) condition as to be on the verge of having a given event transpire
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Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious
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Attributed to another person
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Characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning
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Characteristic of a particular person or thing
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Existing but not yet developed or manifest
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Subject to chance
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Meeting the requirements or qualifications needed
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Adverb
In all probability
“Based on its massive size, it was likely a deep-water apex predator.”
Adverb
Indicates that the proposition may be true (is not certainly false)
Adverb
Adverb for having similar characteristics to another person or thing
“We share beliefs and opinions because we have like minds.”
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