What is the difference between finally and eventually?

finally | eventually | Synonyms |

Finally is a synonym of eventually.


As adverbs the difference between finally and eventually

is that finally is at the end or conclusion; ultimately while eventually is in the end.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

finally

English

Adverb

(-)
  • At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
  • (sequence) To finish (with); lastly.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town.}}
  • (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
  • Synonyms

    * at length * at last * endly

    Antonyms

    * (ultimately) initially

    eventually

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In the end.
  • * 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage ,
  • It had taken nine years from the evening that Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.
  • (mathematics, of a sequence) For some tail.
  • Synonyms

    * at last * finally * yet * ultimately * in the end

    See also

    * frequently

    See also

    * sooner or later