financial

adjective
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

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • 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 Rauch, who began his banking career in 2018, previously served as senior accountant/treasurer with American Bank and Trust in Covington and was an audit supervisor with Hannis T. Bourgeois, specializing in financial institutions. NOLA.com, "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Feb. 7, 2021," 7 Feb. 2021 Without credit histories, immigrants are usually denied loans from traditional financial institutions, Mr. Abbey said. New York Times, "How a Fintech Exec Who Focuses on Poverty Relief Spends Sundays," 5 Feb. 2021 Despite its current financial boom, podcasting is still a cultural niche without TV’s reach or literature’s prestige. Emily Gould, Vulture, "Let Sharon Mashihi Whisper in Your Ear," 1 Feb. 2021 The defendants received and deposited payments from foreign customers that were sent in the form of international wire transfers, some of which were sent through U.S. financial institutions, the indictment said. Larry Neumeister, Star Tribune, "Man charged in rhino horns, elephant ivory trafficking case," 25 Jan. 2021 The small business relief program is not available for financial institutions, chain businesses with more than three locations, professional services businesses, schools/daycares or medical/dental/veterinary businesses. John Benson, cleveland, "North Olmsted City Council considering small business relief program," 22 Jan. 2021 Schuetz’s email came up twice, and lawmakers expressed outrage that such communication should be linked to Germany’s preeminent financial institution. Karin Matussek, Bloomberg.com, "‘Finish Them’ Email Pressures Deutsche Bank Board Member," 15 Jan. 2021 That confidence is bolstered by the fact that more mainstream financial institutions like BlackRock (BLK) are declaring bitcoin a 21st century version of gold. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Bitcoin prices roar back towards $40,000," 14 Jan. 2021 LiftFund provides loans to startups, restaurants and other businesses that can’t get loans from traditional financial institutions. Patrick Danner, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio financial institutions making PPP loans once again," 14 Jan. 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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Time Traveler for financial

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The first known use of financial was in 1769

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16 Feb 2021

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“Financial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/financial. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for financial

financial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of financial

: relating to money

financial

adjective
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

financial

adjective
fi·​nan·​cial

Legal Definition of financial

: relating to finance or financiers

Other Words from financial

financially adverb

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