like·li·hood /ˈlaɪkliˌhʊd/ noun
: the chance that something will happen [noncount] ▪ A poor diet increases the likelihood of (developing) serious health problems. [=a poor diet makes it more likely that you will develop serious health problems] ▪ There is no likelihood of that happening. [=there is no chance of that happening] ▪ There is every likelihood that he will be reelected. [=he will almost certainly be reelected] ▪ In all likelihood it will rain tomorrow. [=it is very likely that it will rain tomorrow] [singular] ▪ There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.