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last

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of last

  1. 1 following all others of the same kind in order or time <last one in the pool is a rotten egg> Synonyms bottommost, closing, concluding, final, hindmost, lag, latest, latter, rearmost, terminal, terminating, ultimate Related Words consequent, ensuing, eventual, following, succeeding; conclusive, crowning, decisive, definitive; farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, remotest; lowermost, lowest, nethermost; endmost, extreme, outermost, outmost, utmost; penultimate Near Antonyms eminent, premier, superior Antonyms beginning, earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, opening, original, pioneer, primary, starting

  2. 2 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning <a book on the Kennedy assassination that supposedly is the last statement on what happened that fateful day> Synonyms absolute, clear, deciding, decisive, definitive, conclusiveRelated Words determinate, determinative, dispositive, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, unanswerable, undebatable, undeniable, undisputable, unquestionable; unchallenged, uncontested, undisputed; unambiguous, unequivocal; certain, definite, positive, sure; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, tellingNear Antonyms debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputedAntonyms inconclusive, indecisive, unclear

  3. 3 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity <our last praise should be reserved for those original thinkers who expand the frontiers of science> Synonyms consummate, ultimate, max, maximum, most, nth, outside, paramount, supreme, top, utmost, uttermostRelated Words unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassed; biggest, hugest, largest; topmost, upmost, uppermostNear Antonyms littlest, minutest, smallest, tiniest; lowest; fewestAntonyms least, minimal, minimum, slightest




last

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of last

  1. 1 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs <we were lucky that the batteries lasted until we could get to the store to buy more> Synonyms hold up, keep up, hold out, prevail, surviveRelated Words bear up, carry on, cope, endure, fare, get along, get by, get on, go, hang in, make out, manage, persevere; abide, continue, draw out, hang on, hold on, linger, persist, remain, run on, stretchNear Antonyms break, break down, collapse, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, expire, stall, stop; run down, waneAntonyms fail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out

  2. 2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <this heavy drought has lasted all summer> Synonyms abide, bide, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, continue, perdure, persist, remain, run onRelated Words linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up




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