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likely

US [ˈlaɪkli]
UK ['laɪkli]
  • adj.可能的;预料的;有希望的;似乎合适的
  • adv.有可能
  • Web很可能的;有可能的;大概
Comparative Degree:more likely  Comparative Degree:most likely  Comparative Degree:likelier  Superlative:likeliest  
Likely
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adj.
1.
可能的;预料的;有希望的probable or expected
the most likely outcome
最可能的结果
Tickets are likely to be expensive.
入场券可能很贵。
It's more than likely that the thieves don't know how much it is worth.
盗贼很可能不知道此物的价值。
They might refuse to let us do it, but it's hardly likely .
他们也许不会让我们做这工作,但这可能性太小。
2.
似乎合适的;仿佛恰当的seeming suitable for a purpose
She seems the most likely candidate for the job.
这项工作,她似乎是最适宜的人选了。
IDM
a likely story
(informal)
(表示不相信某人的话)说得好像真有这回事似的,像煞有介事used to show that you do not believe what sb has said
adv.
IDM
As likely as not she's forgotten all about it.
她很可能把这事忘得一干二净了。
as likely as not|most/very likely
很可能very probably
As likely as not she's forgotten all about it.
她很可能把这事忘得一干二净了。
Me? Join the army? Not likely!
我?参军入伍?没门儿!
not likely!
(informal)
(表示坚决不同意)决不可能,绝对不会used to disagree strongly with a statement or suggestion
Me? Join the army? Not likely!
我?参军入伍?没门儿!

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