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British English: /ˈlʌɪkli/
American English: /ˈlaɪkli/

Translation of likely in French:


  • 1 (probable)
    (excuse, story) [ironic]
    to be likely to fail/increase/face problems
    risquer d'échouer/d'augmenter/de connaître des difficultés
    to be likely to become president/pass one's exams
    avoir de fortes chances de devenir président/de réussir à ses examens
    the man most likely to win
    l'homme qui a le plus de chances de gagner
    it is ou seems likely that …
    il est probable que …
    it is not likely that …, it is hardly likely that …
    il y a peu de chances que …
    (+ subj)
    he is not likely to come/refuse
    il y a peu de chances qu'il vienne/refuse
    he looks likely to fail
    il échouera probablement
    a likely story!
    à d'autres (informal)!
    a likely excuse!
    belle excuse!


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