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Likely vs. Likley

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Which is correct: Likely or Likley

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Likelyadjective

probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring

‘Rain is likely later this afternoon.’;

Likley

Misspelling of likely.

Likelyadjective

Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined, probable

‘They are likely to become angry with him.’; ‘He is likely to succeed at anything he tries.’;

Likelyadjective

appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential

‘Jones is a likely candidate for management.’;

Likelyadjective

plausible; within the realm of credibility

‘not a very likely excuse.’;

Likelyadjective

promising; apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome

‘a likely topic for investigation.’;

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Likelyadjective

attractive; pleasant

‘found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.’;

Likelyadjective

(obsolete) Similar; like; alike.

Likelynoun

Something or somebody considered likely.

Likelyadverb

(obsolete) Similarly.

Likelyadverb

Probably.

‘Likely he’ll win the election in this economy.’;

Likelyadjective

Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.

‘It seems likely that he was in hope of being busy and conspicuous.’;

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Likelyadjective

Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; - followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.

Likelyadjective

Similar; like; alike.

Likelyadjective

Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.

Likelyadjective

Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.

Likelyadjective

Improbable; unlikely; - used ironically; as, a likely story.

Likelyadverb

In all probability; probably.

‘While man was innocent he was likely ignorant of nothing that imported him to know.’;

Likelyadjective

has a good chance of being the case or of coming about;

‘these services are likely to be available to us all before long’; ‘she is likely to forget’; ‘a likely place for a restaurant’; ‘the broken limb is likely to fall’; ‘rain is likely’; ‘a likely topic for investigation’; ‘likely candidates for the job’;

Likelyadjective

likely but not certain to be or become true or real;

‘a likely result’; ‘he foresaw a probable loss’;

Likelyadjective

expected to become or be; in prospect;

‘potential clients’; ‘expected income’;

Likelyadjective

within the realm of credibility;

‘not a very likely excuse’; ‘a plausible story’;

Likelyadverb

with considerable certainty; without much doubt;

‘He is probably out of the country’; ‘in all likelihood we are headed for war’;

Likelyadjective

such as well might happen or be true; probable

‘sales are likely to drop further’; ‘it was likely that he would make a televised statement’; ‘speculation on the likely effect of opting out’;

Likelyadjective

apparently suitable; promising

‘a likely-looking spot’;

Likelyadverb

probably

‘we will most likely go to a bar’;

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