what is difference between finally and ultimately
From Middle English finally, fynaly, fynally, fynaliche, fynalliche, equivalent to final + -ly.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nəl.i/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nl̩.i/, /ˈfaɪn.li/
- Homophone: finely (some US dialects)
finally (not comparable)
- At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
- Synonyms: eventually, in the end; see also Thesaurus:finally
- Antonym: initially
- (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
- (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
- Synonyms: completely, thoroughly, totally; see also Thesaurus:completely
ultimate + -ly
- IPA(key): /ˈʌltɪmətli/
- Hyphenation: ul‧tim‧ate‧ly
ultimately (not comparable)
- Indicating the last item.
- Synonyms: at last, finally, in the end; see also Thesaurus:lastly
- Indicating the most important action.
- Synonyms: at the end of the day, when all is said and done; see also Thesaurus:fundamentally
- (linguistics) Used to indicate the etymon at which a given etymological derivation terminates.
- Synonym: terminal etymon
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