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English definition of “likely”

likely

adverb
 
 
/ˈlaɪkli/
probably: She'll most likely come without him.Possible and probable
Not likely! UK informal used to say that you will certainly not do something: "So are you coming running with me?" "Not likely!"Impossible and improbable
(Definition of likely adverb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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