-hood 表示抽象名词的字尾 变化型 -head
n [U] probability 可能; 可能性
*There's no likelihood of that happening. 没有发生那种事情的可能.
* In all likelihood (ie Very probably) the meeting will be cancelled. 会议十之八九要取消.
n [singular, U]
the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen
= probabilitylikelihood of Using a seatbelt will reduce the likelihood of serious injury in a car accident.little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.likelihood (that) They must face the likelihood that the newspaper might go bankrupt.in all likelihood
almost certainly If I refused, it would in all likelihood mean I'd lose my job.
1. But at this age the likelihood of death is least. 但在这个年龄死亡的可能性最小。
2. If they can each be trusted to take such responsibilities, the likelihood will be low. 如果可以信赖他们每人都能这样负责，这种可能性便会降低。