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likely

2 adverb
     
likely2
1 probably
most/very likely
I'd very likely have done the same thing in your situation.
(as) likely as not spoken (=very probably)
As likely as not, the meeting will take place in the village pub.
2

not likely!

spoken especially British English used to disagree strongly, or to say that something will not happen:
'He said you'd be giving them a lift.' 'Not likely!'

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