Likely

Definition of Likely

Like´ly   Pronunciation: līk´lĭ`ẽr
a.1.Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
It seems likely that he was in hope of being busy and conspicuous.
- Johnson.
2.Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; - followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
3.Similar; like; alike.
4.Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
5.Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
6.Improbable; unlikely; - used ironically; as, a likely story.
adv.1.In all probability; probably.
While man was innocent he was likely ignorant of nothing that imported him to know.
- Glanvill.

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