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 John Hartung, chief financial officer of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "What CEOs Are Saying About Boosting the Minimum Wage," 8 May 2021 Joshua is the current chief financial officer and president-elect of Reservoir FBLA. Christina Hyder,, "Reservoir High students shine in business competition | NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE," 7 May 2021 Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, the company's chief financial officer, told analysts on a call that the company expects results to moderate in the second half of the fiscal year due to higher comparisons. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Minnesota companies increasingly seeing positive outlook for remainder of the year," 7 May 2021 Jacques was succeeded as CEO by the company's chief financial officer, Jakob Stausholm. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Rio Tinto shareholders rebel over destruction of sacred Indigenous caves," 6 May 2021 Swanson has worked at the company for nearly 20 years, including being named the chief financial officer in 2017. Gabrielle Russon,, "SeaWorld’s interim CEO Marc Swanson gets the top job," 6 May 2021 Three executives -- president Joe Berchtold, chief financial officer Kathy Willard and general counsel Michael Rowles -- exercised options in March that generated $59 million from the sale of company stock on the open market. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Three Live Nation Execs Cashed in $59M in Stock Options in March," 6 May 2021 The company’s former chief financial officer, Swanson was named interim CEO in April of last year when then CEO Serge Rivera left after having been with SeaWorld for just five months. San Diego Union-Tribune, "SeaWorld promotes interim CEO to lead company amid signs of improving performance at its parks," 6 May 2021 Vaccinations will contribute about 2 percent of CVS’s overall prescription volume, chief financial officer Eva Boratto said Tuesday on an analyst call, the lower end of an original expectation that ranged as high as 3 percent., "CVS, Walgreens see golden opportunity slip away as vaccines wane," 5 May 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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11 May 2021

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“Financial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 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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