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ultimate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ultimate

  1. 1 of the greatest or highest degree or quantity the ultimate speed yet attained by a land-based vehicle Synonyms of ultimate consummate, last, max, maximum, most, nth, outside, paramount, supreme, top, utmost, uttermost Words Related to ultimate unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassed; biggest, hugest, largest; topmost, upmost, uppermost Near Antonyms of ultimate littlest, minutest, smallest, tiniest; lowest; fewest Antonyms of ultimate least, minimal, minimum, slightest

  2. 2 following all others of the same kind in order or time the ultimate speaker at today's meeting Synonyms of ultimate bottommost, closing, concluding, final, hindmost, lag, latest, latter, rearmost, terminal, terminating, lastWords Related to ultimate 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 ultimate eminent, premier, superiorAntonyms of ultimate beginning, earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, opening, original, pioneer, primary, starting

  3. 3 most distant from a center the ultimate edges of the universe Synonyms of ultimate farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, extreme, utmostWords Related to ultimate aftermost, rearmost, sternmostNear Antonyms of ultimate intermediate, medial, median, mid, middle, midmostAntonyms of ultimate inmost, innermost, nearest

Synonym Discussion of ultimate

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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