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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-is, fee-nee, fahy-nis]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪs, fiˈni, ˈfaɪ nɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-is, fee-nee, fahy-nis]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪs, fiˈni, ˈfaɪ nɪs/

Definitions of finis word

  • noun finis end; conclusion. 1
  • noun finis The end (printed at the end of a book or shown at the end of a film). 1
  • noun finis the end; finish: used at the end of books, films, etc 0
  • noun finis the end; finish; conclusion 0
  • noun finis An end (of a book etc.). 0

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Origin of finis

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English (< F) < Latin fīnis; see fine1

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Parts of speech for Finis


finis popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for finis

noun finis

  • culmination — Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it.
  • integration — an act or instance of combining into an integral whole.
  • fulfillment — the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  • realization — the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, etc.
  • conclusion — When you come to a conclusion, you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.

adj finis

  • over — above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
  • complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
  • completed — having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.
  • finished — ended or completed.
  • in the bag — a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth; pouch.

adjective finis

  • done — past participle of do1 .
  • ended — Simple past tense and past participle of end.

Antonyms for finis

noun finis

  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.
  • anticlimax — You can describe something as an anticlimax if it disappoints you because it happens after something that was very exciting, or because it is not as exciting as you expected.
  • imperfection — an imperfect detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections.
  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.
  • start — to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.

adj finis

  • incomplete — not complete; lacking some part.
  • unfinished — not finished; incomplete or unaccomplished.
  • indirect — not in a direct course or path; deviating from a straight line; roundabout: an indirect course in sailing.
  • stopping — the act of stopping.

Top questions with finis

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