financial

adjective

fi·​nan·​cial fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio)
fī-
: relating to finance or financiers
financial aid
the financial district

Example Sentences

The company is headed for financial disaster. a family struggling with financial problems I would like some financial advice before I buy this house.
Recent Examples on the Web Then, there was the subprime mortgage boom of the 2000s, which led to the great financial crisis, or GFC, in 2008. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2022 Such a vision was instrumental in Alibaba’s decision to lower rates during the 2008 financial crisis. Marc Levinson, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2022 Tensions further strained as the 1997 Asian financial crisis battered the country and in 1998 Anwar was fired from Mahathir’s Cabinet and expelled from UMNO. Heather Chen, CNN, 25 Nov. 2022 For some, the events are reminiscent of the failures of Wall Street firms during the 2008 financial crisis, particularly now that supposedly healthy firms like FTX are failing. CBS News, 22 Nov. 2022 In recent years, billions of dollars in losses have plunged the long-term care insurance industry into financial crisis, prompting some of the largest insurers to cease writing individual policies. Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Nov. 2022 However, almost no bank executives were personally prosecuted after the financial crisis, despite widespread misconduct. Aaron Klein, Time, 22 Nov. 2022 Economists note that Britain has been cursed by stagnant growth since the financial crisis of 2009, a result of inadequate investment and slumping productivity. Mark Landler, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2022 For some, the events are reminiscent of the domino-like failures of Wall Street firms during the 2008 financial crisis, particularly now that supposedly healthy firms like FTX are failing. Ken Sweet, ajc, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

finance entry 1 + -ial

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of financial was in 1769

Dictionary Entries Near financial

Cite this Entry

“Financial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/financial. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

financial

adjective

fi·​nan·​cial
: relating to finance or financiers
financially adverb

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