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likelihood

like·li·hood

likelihood

 
pronunciation:
laI kli hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being likely; probability.
The likelihood of his failing is great.
similar words:
capability, chance, probability
definition 2: an instance of probability.
His failure is a likelihood.
similar words:
probability
Word Parts
The word likelihood contains the following part:
-hood Old English noun-forming suffix that means 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of