would have liked to

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from re-analysis of like (to) (an adjective meaning "likely") as a verb. See like to.

Adverb[edit]

would have liked to (not comparable)

  1. (Southern US) nearly; almost
    I’d have liked to died laughing!

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Usually abbreviated quite a bit. The example sentence above, in normal speech, would probably sound more like "I'da like-ta died laughing!"