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last

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of last

  1. 1 following all others of the same kind in order or time last one in the pool is a rotten egg Synonyms of last bottommost, closing, concluding, final, hindmost, lag, latest, latter, rearmost, terminal, terminating, ultimate Words Related to last consequent, ensuing, eventual, following, succeeding; conclusive, crowning, decisive, definitive; farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, remotest; lowermost, lowest, nethermost; endmost, extreme, outermost, outmost, utmost; penultimate Near Antonyms of last eminent, premier, superior Antonyms of last beginning, earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, opening, original, pioneer, primary, starting

  2. 2 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning a book on the Kennedy assassination that supposedly is the last statement on what happened that fateful day Synonyms of last absolute, clear, deciding, decisive, definitive, conclusiveWords Related to last determinate, determinative, dispositive, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, unanswerable, undebatable, undeniable, undisputable, unquestionable; unchallenged, uncontested, undisputed; unambiguous, unequivocal; certain, definite, positive, sure; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, tellingNear Antonyms of last debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputedAntonyms of last inconclusive, indecisive, unclear

  3. 3 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity our last praise should be reserved for those original thinkers who expand the frontiers of science Synonyms of last consummate, ultimate, max, maximum, most, nth, outside, paramount, supreme, top, utmost, uttermostWords Related to last unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassed; biggest, hugest, largest; topmost, upmost, uppermostNear Antonyms of last littlest, minutest, smallest, tiniest; lowest; fewestAntonyms of last least, minimal, minimum, slightest

Synonym Discussion of last

last, final, terminal, ultimate mean following all others (as in time, order, or importance). last applies to something that comes at the end of a series but does not always imply that the series is completed or stopped.
    • last page of a book
    • last news we had of him
final applies to that which definitely closes a series, process, or progress.
    • final day of school
terminal may indicate a limit of extension, growth, or development.
    • terminal phase of a disease
ultimate implies the last degree or stage of a long process beyond which further progress or change is impossible.
    • the ultimate collapse of the system

last

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of last

  1. 1 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs we were lucky that the batteries lasted until we could get to the store to buy more Synonyms of last hold up, keep up, hold out, prevail, surviveWords Related to last bear up, carry on, cope, endure, fare, get along, get by, get on, go, hang in, make out, manage, persevere; abide, continue, draw out, hang on, hold on, linger, persist, remain, run on, stretchNear Antonyms of last break, break down, collapse, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, expire, stall, stop; run down, waneAntonyms of last fail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out

  2. 2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state this heavy drought has lasted all summer Synonyms of last abide, bide, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, continue, perdure, persist, remain, run onWords Related to last linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms of last abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms of last cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

Synonym Discussion of last

continue, last, endure, abide, persist mean to exist over a period of time or indefinitely. continue applies to a process going on without ending.
    • the search for peace will continue
last, especially when unqualified, may stress existing beyond what is normal or expected.
    • buy shoes that will last
endure adds an implication of resisting destructive forces or agencies.
    • in spite of everything, her faith endured
abide implies stable and constant existing especially as opposed to mutability.
    • a love that abides through 40 years of marriage
persist suggests outlasting the normal or appointed time and often connotes obstinacy or doggedness.
    • the sense of guilt persisted


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