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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
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“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
“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
“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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Denotes a possibility or capacity to develop into something, but not actuality
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Inclined to a type of behavior
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Hoping to become
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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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In all probability
“Based on its massive size, it was likely a deep-water apex predator.”
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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