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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn-l-ee]
    • /ˈfaɪn l i/
    • /ˈfaɪnəli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn-l-ee]
    • /ˈfaɪn l i/

Definitions of finally word

  • adverb finally at the final point or moment; in the end. 1
  • adverb finally in a final manner; conclusively or decisively. 1
  • adverb finally at last; eventually; after considerable delay: After three tries, he finally passed his driving test. 1
  • noun finally After a long time, typically involving difficulty or delay. 1
  • adverb finally in the end 1
  • adverb finally conclusively 1

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Origin of finally

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at final, -ly

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Parts of speech for Finally


finally popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for finally

adv finally

  • certainly — You use certainly to emphasize what you are saying when you are making a statement.
  • definitely — You use definitely to emphasize that something is the case, or to emphasize the strength of your intention or opinion.
  • permanently — existing perpetually; everlasting, especially without significant change.
  • completely — having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.
  • lastly — in conclusion; in the last place; finally.

adverb finally

  • in the end — the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope.
  • eventually — In the end, especially after a long delay, dispute, or series of problems.
  • definitively — most reliable or complete, as of a text, author, criticism, study, or the like: the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson.
  • irreversibly — not reversible; incapable of being changed: His refusal is irreversible.
  • enduringly — In an enduring manner or fashion; such as to endure.

Antonyms for finally

adv finally

  • doubtfully — of uncertain outcome or result.
  • dubiously — doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply.
  • questionably — of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, respectability, etc.: questionable activities; in questionable taste.
  • inconclusive — not conclusive; not resolving fully all doubts or questions: inconclusive evidence.
  • never — not ever; at no time: Such an idea never occurred to me.

adverb finally

  • firstly — in the first place; first.
  • initially — of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: the initial step in a process.
  • tentatively — of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental: a tentative report on her findings.

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