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, like as not, as like as not