Finality vs Finally - What's the difference?

finality | finally |


As a noun finality

is the state of "being final"; the condition from which no further changes occur.

As an adverb finally is

at the end or conclusion; ultimately.

finality

English

Noun

(finalities)
  • The state of "being final"; the condition from which no further changes occur
  • : The finality of my father's death suddenly hit me; there would be no more bedtime stories, no more games of catch in the back yard.
  • finally

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
  • (sequence) To finish (with); lastly.
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  • (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
  • Synonyms

    * at length * at last * endly

    Antonyms

    * (ultimately) initially