Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition or quality of being likely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Likelihood; probability.
  • noun obsolete Suitableness; agreeableness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition or quality of being likely; probability of occurring, believability.
  • noun Suitableness; agreeableness; likeness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the probability of a specified outcome

Etymologies

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From Middle English liklinesse, lyklinesse, equivalent to likely +‎ -ness.

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