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likelihood

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Noun
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like=li=hood

CIDE DICTIONARY

likelihoodn. [Likely + -hood.].
  •  Appearance; show; sign; expression.  [1913 Webster]
    "What of his heart perceive you in his face
    By any likelihood he showed to-day ?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Likeness; resemblance.  [1913 Webster]
    "There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

likelihood, n. probability; being likely.

Idiom
in all likelihood very probably.

THESAURUS

likelihood

aptitude, aptness, bare possibility, best bet, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, contingency, even chance, eventuality, expectation, expectations, fair expectation, favorable prospect, good chance, good opportunity, good possibility, hope, hopes, liability, liableness, likeliness, main chance, obligation, odds, odds-on, odds-on chance, off chance, outlook, outside chance, outside hope, possibility, possibleness, potential, potentiality, presumption, presumptive evidence, probabilism, probability, proneness, prospect, prospects, reasonable ground, reasonable hope, remote possibility, small hope, sporting chance, sure bet, sure thing, tendency, the attainable, the feasible, the possible, thinkability, thinkableness, verisimilitude, virtuality, weakness, well-grounded hope, what is possible, what may be, what might be

ROGET THESAURUS

likelihood

Probability

N probability, likelihood, credibleness, likeliness, vraisemblance, verisimilitude, plausibility, color, semblance, show of, presumption, presumptive evidence, circumstantial evidence, credibility, reasonable chance, fair chance, good chance, favorable chance, reasonable prospect, fair prospect, good prospect, favorable prospect, prospect, wellgrounded hope, chance, probable, likely, hopeful, to be expected, in a fair way, plausible, specious, ostensible, colorable, ben trovato, well-founded, reasonable, credible, easy of belief, presumable, presumptive, apparent, probably, belike, in all probability, in all likelihood, very likely, most likely, like enough, odds on, odds in favor, ten to one, apparently, seemingly, according to every reasonable expectation, prim=a facie, to all appearance, the chances, the odds are, appearances are in favor of, chances are in favor of, there is reason to believe, there is reason to think, there is reason to expect, I dare say, all Lombard Street to a China orange.


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