Lastly vs Finally - What's the difference?

lastly | finally |

Finally is a synonym of lastly.


In context|sequence|lang=en terms the difference between lastly and finally

is that lastly is (sequence) while finally is (sequence) to finish (with); lastly.

As adverbs the difference between lastly and finally

is that lastly is (sequence) while finally is at the end or conclusion; ultimately.

lastly

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (sequence)
  • Firstly, that's illegal; secondly, it has serious disadvantages; thirdly, it's not necessary; and lastly , did I mention that it's illegal?
  • (discourse marker) (Used to signal that the speaker is about to yield control of the conversation).
  • Synonyms

    * (last in order) finally, last, last of all * (discourse marker) finally, to conclude, to sum up, in conclusion; ultimately, in the end, all in all, at last

    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