Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun final

2 senses of final

Sense 1
final -- (the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament)
       => match -- (a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete)

Sense 2
final examination, final exam, final -- (an examination administered at the end of an academic term)
       => examination, exam, test -- (a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions")

Antonyms of adj final

3 senses of final

Sense 1
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")

INDIRECT (VIA closing) -> opening -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

Sense 2
final, last, net -- (conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result")

INDIRECT (VIA ultimate) -> proximate -- (closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals")

Sense 3
final, last -- (not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say")

INDIRECT (VIA unalterable) -> alterable -- (capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic; "alterable clothing"; "alterable conditions of employment")

Similarity of adj final

3 senses of final

Sense 1
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")
       => closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Sense 2
final, last, net -- (conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result")
       => ultimate (vs. proximate) -- (furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life")

Sense 3
final, last -- (not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say")
       => unalterable (vs. alterable), inalterable -- (not capable of being changed or altered; "unalterable resolve"; "an unalterable ground rule")

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