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Certain or likely to happen - thesaurus

Synonyms

certain

adjective

definitely going to happen

likely

adjective

probably going to happen, or probably true

probable

adjective

likely to happen or be true

probably

adverb

used for saying that you think something is likely

guaranteed

adjective

if something is guaranteed, you will definitely get it or have it

sure

adjective

certain to happen or to result from something

good

adjective

if there is a good chance of something happening, it is likely to happen

possibly

adverb

likely to happen or be true, but not certain

expected

adjective

likely to happen or be true

bound

adjective

something that is bound to happen will almost certainly happen

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a matter of time

used for saying that something will certainly happen

(as) like as not

used for saying that something will probably happen or is probably true

be meant to be

if something is meant to be, it seems certain to happen, usually because it has been decided by God or other forces that people believe cannot be controlled

the betting is/what’s the betting

used to say that it is very likely that something will happen

(the) chances are

used for saying that something is likely to happen but is not certain

close

adjective

likely to happen soon or to do something soon

credible

adjective

considered as likely to happen or be successful

destined

adjective

certain to do something,or certain to happen in the future

due

adjective

if something is due to happen, it is expected to happen or should happen

easily

adverb

used for saying that something is likely to happen or be true

fated

adjective

definitely going to happen because of fate

imminent

adjective

likely or certain to happen very soon

in all likelihood

almost certainly

in all probability

used for saying that you think something is likely

inevitable

adjective

certain to happen because that is what always has happened

the inevitable

adjective

something that is certain to happen

inevitably

adverb

used for saying that something is certain to happen

in store (for someone)

if something is in store for you, it will happen to you in the future

in the offing

likely to happen very soon

in the pipeline

being planned or prepared in order to happen or be available soon

in the wind

certain to happen, or likely to happen

in the works

being planned, or being dealt with

it’s a fair bet (that)

used for saying that something seems likely to happen

likely

adverb

probably

necessary

adjective

certain to happen or exist

no doubt

used for emphasizing that something seems certain or very likely

odds-on

adjective

informal very likely

one way or another

used for saying that something will definitely happen, even though you do not know how it will happen

on tap

Americaninformal planned for a particular time

on the cards

very likely to happen

pending

adjective

likely to happen soon

potential

adjective

possible or likely in the future

potentially

adverb

possibly true in the future, but not true now

predestined

adjective

certain to happen because God or another force has decided that it will

preordained

adjective

formal something that is preordained is certain to happen and cannot be changed, especially because it has been decided by God

prospective

adjective

likely to be or become a particular thing

prospective

adjective

likely or expected to happen

realistically

adverb

used for saying what is likely in a situation

self-fulfilling

adjective

something that is self-fulfilling is certain to happen because people think it is likely and then behave in ways that make it happen

slated to do something

expected to happen

ten to one

used for saying that something is very likely

ten to one/a hundred to one etc

used for saying how likely it is that something will happen

the way things are going

used for saying what seems likely to happen as a result of what is happening now

the writing is on the wall

used for saying that it seems likely that something will soon go wrong or stop existing

written in the stars

certain to happen

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