ultimately

adverb ul·ti·mate·ly \ ˈəl-tə-mət-lē \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018
1 : in the end : fundamentally
  • the word comes ultimately from Latin
2 : eventually
  • ultimately, they agreed

Examples of ultimately in a Sentence

  1. The changes ultimately proved to be unnecessary.

  2. Ultimately, it's a question of who is more popular.

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First Known Use of ultimately

1652

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ultimately Synonyms

Near Antonyms

ne'er, never, nevermore;

Phrases

at last (or at long last), at length, in the end, in the fullness of time, in time;


ULTIMATELY Defined for English Language Learners

ultimately

  • : at the end of a process, period of time, etc.

  • : at the most basic level : in the central or most important way



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