fi·​nan·​cial·​ly fə-ˈnan(t)-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce financially (audio)
: with respect to money : from a financial point of view
The company struggled financially for many years.
He has made some smart investments, so he's doing very well financially.
a financially stable organization
Someone who buys extensive liability insurance for his car may drive too fast because he feels financially protected.E. S. Browning
Even companies that are financially fit often don't feel like taking the risk of ramping up operations and hiring more workers.Barbara Kiviat

Examples of financially in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dear Amy: My wife and I agreed years ago to supplement my father-in-law financially after my wife’s mom passed away. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2024 Newsom went to some lengths to manage expectations about future budgets, while assuring Californians that a prudent way forward is to recognize that distortions will happen but deft corrections -- including planning for two budget years going forward -- can steady the state financially. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 10 May 2024 Older men living alone are lonelier than their female counterparts, but women, generally speaking, have more to lose financially. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Meanwhile, the Sony/Apollo deal, while cleaner financially, would face heavy regulatory scrutiny. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 These groups and others have also pointed out that Stauber represents the three Minnesota counties that would benefit the most financially from the Twin Metals mine. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 2 May 2024 Some Spelman students have helped the college earn a huge cash prize thanks to their commitment to becoming more financially literate. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 2 May 2024 Her mother, who had moved in to help Ms. Seib financially and emotionally as her husband’s health declined, still lives in Syracuse, N.Y., with her and now pays half the mortgage. Caitlin Kelly, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2024 The Jensens struggled financially; Michael’s father drank and gambled heavily. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of financially was in 1795

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“Financially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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