finally vs ultimately what difference

what is difference between finally and ultimately

English

Etymology

From Middle English finally, fynaly, fynally, fynaliche, fynalliche, equivalent to final +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nəl.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nl̩.i/, /ˈfaɪn.li/
  • Homophone: finely (some US dialects)

Adverb

finally (not comparable)

  1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
    Synonyms: eventually, in the end; see also Thesaurus:finally
    Antonym: initially
  2. (sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:finally.
    Synonyms: at last, at length, endly; see also Thesaurus:lastly
  3. (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
    Synonyms: completely, thoroughly, totally; see also Thesaurus:completely

Translations



English

Etymology

ultimate +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌltɪmətli/
  • Hyphenation: ul‧tim‧ate‧ly

Adverb

ultimately (not comparable)

  1. Indicating the last item.
    Synonyms: at last, finally, in the end; see also Thesaurus:lastly
  2. Indicating the most important action.
    Synonyms: at the end of the day, when all is said and done; see also Thesaurus:fundamentally
  3. (linguistics) Used to indicate the etymon at which a given etymological derivation terminates.
    Synonym: terminal etymon

Translations

Further reading

  • ultimately at OneLook Dictionary Search

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