Suddenly vs Finally - What's the difference?

suddenly | finally |


As adverbs the difference between suddenly and finally

is that suddenly is happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner while finally is at the end or conclusion; ultimately.

suddenly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.
  • Suddenly , the heavens opened and we all got drenched.
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  • Synonyms

    * all of a sudden * without warning

    Antonyms

    * unsuddenly

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    finally

    English

    Adverb

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