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


dollars-and-cents, fiscal, monetary, pecuniary, pocket



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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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Cook, the chief financial officer of Airport Equipment Rentals, had supported the effort to recall the governor from office. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Governor fills board seats for Alaska Railroad and aerospace agency," 18 Sep. 2019 Marc Swanson, who serves as chief financial officer, has been appointed interim CEO, the company said in a news release. Gabrielle Russon,, "SeaWorld’s CEO quits after 7 months on the job," 16 Sep. 2019 Jacobs, the granddaughter of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, also brings significant financial resources to the race. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Council President Georgette Gómez kicks off congressional campaign," 14 Sep. 2019 Mansueto, 63, is an Indiana native and University of Chicago graduate who is the founder and chairman of Morningstar, a financial services firm. Brian Straus,, "Changes for Chicago Fire: Owner Hauptman Out Ahead of Soldier Field Return," 13 Sep. 2019 According to Jim Ross, Tomball ISD’s chief financial officer, HB 3 required the district to drop its property tax rate by $0.07, which is reflected in an M&O rate reduction to $0.97 this year. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball ISD school board lowers tax rate by 5 cents," 12 Sep. 2019 The same isn’t true for Connecticut, where the insurance and financial services sector has shrunk since the Great Recession, with no other sector growing quick enough to replace it. David Yanofsky, Quartz, "Every state recession since 2007 and why they matter," 11 Sep. 2019 The rankings also considered faculty resources (20 percent), expert opinion (20 percent), financial resources (10 percent), student excellence (10 percent), and alumni giving (5 percent). Jaclyn Reiss,, "Here’s where Massachusetts colleges ranked in the annual US News & World Report list," 9 Sep. 2019 With its new service, Facebook could potentially leverage its extensive web of connections among people and data on relationships as well as its massive financial resources to compete with rivals. Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg, Time, "Facebook's New Dating Feature Lets You Pick a 'Secret Crush' From Your Instagram Network," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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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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concealment of treason or felony

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