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

1 sense of ultimate

Sense 1
ultimate -- (the finest or most superior quality of its kind; "the ultimate in luxury")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Antonyms of adj ultimate

2 senses of ultimate

Sense 1
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")

proximate (vs. ultimate) -- (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")
        => immediate -- (immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble")

Sense 2
ultimate -- (being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable")

INDIRECT (VIA last) -> first -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

Similarity of adj ultimate

2 senses of ultimate

Sense 1
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")
       => crowning (prenominal) -- (representing a level of the highest possible achievement or attainment; "the crowning accomplishment of his career")
       => eventual (prenominal) -- (expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating; "hope of eventual (or ultimate) rescue"; "if this trend continues it is not reasonable to expect the eventual collapse of the stock market")
       => final, last, net -- (conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result")
       => last-ditch -- (of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster); "a last-ditch attempt")
       => supreme -- (final or last in your life or progress; "the supreme sacrifice"; "the supreme judgment")

Sense 2
ultimate -- (being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable")
       => last (vs. first) -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")

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