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terminal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of terminal

  1. 1 following all others of the same kind in order or time took me to the terminal point of that bus route Synonyms of terminal bottommost, closing, concluding, final, hindmost, lag, latest, latter, rearmost, last, terminating, ultimateWords Related to terminal consequent, ensuing, eventual, following, succeeding; conclusive, crowning, decisive, definitive; farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, remotest; lowermost, lowest, nethermost; endmost, extreme, outermost, outmost, utmost; penultimateNear Antonyms of terminal eminent, premier, superiorAntonyms of terminal beginning, earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, opening, original, pioneer, primary, starting

  2. 2 likely to cause or capable of causing death a form of cancer that is usually terminal Synonyms of terminal baleful, deathly, fatal, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous, pestilent, deadly, vitalWords Related to terminal baneful, deleterious, destructive, harmful, injurious, noxious, pernicious, truculent; infectious, infective, pestilential, poisonous, sublethal, toxic, virulent; dangerous, grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, ugly, unhealthy, unsound; bloody, internecine, sanguinary, sanguineNear Antonyms of terminal beneficial, restorative, salubrious, salutary; alleviative, corrective, curative, remedial, tonic; advantageous, beneficial, useful; nonpoisonous, nontoxic, safeAntonyms of terminal healthful, healthy, nonfatal, nonlethal, wholesome

Synonym Discussion of terminal

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


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