fi·​nan·​cial | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio) , fī- \

Definition of financial

: relating to finance or financiers financial aid the financial district

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Synonyms & Antonyms for financial



  • nonfinancial
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Examples of financial in a Sentence

The company is headed for financial disaster. a family struggling with financial problems I would like some financial advice before I buy this house.
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Recent Examples on the Web Neighboring countries have stepped up to offer aid and financial support. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About the Volcano Eruption on St. Vincent," 12 Apr. 2021 In a close vote, Schilling backed the Speaker and voted for the bill, which earned him the wrath of the Tea Party and cost him their financial support in the 2012 election. Ike Brannon, Forbes, "Bobby Schilling’s Remarkable Career," 12 Apr. 2021 COVID-19 vaccine do's and don'ts: What to keep in mind after the shot in the arm When asked about financial support, Turk still replied in the affirmative. Tawney Beans, The Enquirer, "COVID-19 fallout: UC Air Force ROTC faces setbacks amid pandemic," 11 Apr. 2021 The former leader also lobbied the Bank of England over financial support for Greensill, the bank has said. Alex Morales, Fortune, "‘Stench of cronyism’: Greensill Capital scandal shakes up U.K. government," 9 Apr. 2021 Neither company has committed itself to withdrawing financial support from the state legislators who perpetrated the voting bill. Michael Hiltzik, Star Tribune, "What the complacency caucus gets wrong about the Georgia voting law," 8 Apr. 2021 Just over 40% of contributors were first-time donors, as the university has seen growing financial support from its alumni. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette launches $750 million fundraising campaign, largest in the university's history," 8 Apr. 2021 The organization receives government funding and helps provide financial support, welfare and behavioral health care services to disadvantaged children and families across Michigan. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Grosse Pointe man stole $240K from the poor to buy trips, new roof, Lululemons," 8 Apr. 2021 Over the past three decades, corporate virtue-signaling tended to succeed with a Democratic Party that was loath to challenge corporate power too aggressively and eager to solicit corporations’ financial support. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, "Republicans Are Too Subservient to Corporate America to Wage War on “Woke Capitalism”," 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of financial

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for financial

finance entry 1 + -ial

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The first known use of financial was in 1769

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17 Apr 2021

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“Financial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of financial

: relating to money


fi·​nan·​cial | \ fə-ˈnan-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio) , fī- \

Kids Definition of financial

: having to do with money or finance a financial expert financial aid

Other Words from financial

financially adverb financially successful



Legal Definition of financial

: relating to finance or financiers

Other Words from financial

financially adverb

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