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PROBABLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does probably mean? 

PROBABLY (adverb)
  The adverb PROBABLY has 2 senses:

1. with considerable certainty; without much doubt
2. easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

  Familiarity information: PROBABLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROBABLY (adverb)


Sense 1probably [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With considerable certainty; without much doubt

Synonyms:

belike; in all likelihood; in all probability; likely; probably

Context examples:

He is probably out of the country / in all likelihood we are headed for war

Pertainym:

probable (likely but not certain to be or become true or real)


Sense 2probably [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

Synonyms:

credibly; plausibly; believably; probably

Context examples:

he talked plausibly before the committee / he will probably win the election

Pertainym:

probable (likely but not certain to be or become true or real)


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