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finality

conclusiveness or decisiveness; something that is final; an ultimate act: She slammed the door behind her with finality.
Not to be confused with:
finale – the concluding part of a performance or proceeding; the last movement of a concert, opera, or composition: The finale was the most exciting part of the symphony.
finally – in the end; at last; eventually; after considerable delay: After many attempts, she finally got it right.
finely – elegantly; delicately; minutely; nicely; subtly; excellently: a finely crafted story; in fine particles or pieces: finely chopped apples

fi·nal·i·ty

 (fī-năl′ĭ-tē, fə-)
n. pl. fi·nal·i·ties
1. The condition or fact of being final.
2. A final, conclusive, or decisive act or utterance.

finality

(faɪˈnælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition or quality of being final or settled; conclusiveness: the finality of death.
2. a final or conclusive act
3. (Philosophy) metaphysics the doctrine of the efficacy of final causes. Compare teleology

fi•nal•i•ty

(faɪˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state, quality, or fact of being final.
2. something that is final; an ultimate act.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finality - the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the finality of death"
definiteness, determinateness - the quality of being predictable with great confidence

finality

noun conclusiveness, resolution, decisiveness, certitude, definiteness, irrevocability, inevitableness, unavoidability, decidedness Children have difficulty in grasping the finality of death.
Translations
غائِيَّه، مبدأ الغائِيَّه
definitivnostkonečnost
endegyldighed
végkifejletvéglegesség
endanleiki; niîurstaîa
definitívnosť

finality

[faɪˈnælɪtɪ] N (= conclusiveness) [of death] → lo irreversible; [of decision] → carácter m definitivo
he said with finalitydijo de modo terminante

finality

[faɪˈnælɪti] ncaractère m définitif
the finality of death → l'irrévocabilité de la mort
with an air of finality → sur un ton définitif

finality

n (of decision etc)Endgültigkeit f; (of tone of voice)Entschiedenheit f, → Bestimmtheit f

finality

[faɪˈnælɪtɪ] nirrevocabilità
with an air of finality → con risolutezza

final

(ˈfainl) adjective
1. the very last. the final chapter of the book.
2. (of a decision etc) definite; decided and not to be changed. The judge's decision is final.
noun
the last part of a competition. The first parts of the competition will take place throughout the country, but the final will be in London.
ˈfinally adverb
1. as the last (of many). The soldiers rode past, then came the Royal visitors, and finally the Queen.
2. at last, after a long time. The train finally arrived.
ˈfinalist noun
a person who reaches the final stage in a competition. It was difficult to decide which of the two finalists was the better tennis player.
fiˈnality (-ˈnӕ-) noun
ˈfinalize, ˈfinalise verb
to make a final decision about plans, arrangements etc. We must finalize the arrangements by Friday.
ˌfinaliˈzation, ˌfinaliˈsation noun
ˈfinals noun plural
the last examinations for a university degree etc. I am sitting/taking my finals in June.
References in classic literature ?
The menace of the "overdue" and the finality of "missing" come very quickly to steamers whose life, fed on coals and breathing the black breath of smoke into the air, goes on in disregard of wind and wave.
To be a great lover is to be a great mystic, since in the highest conception of mortal beauty that the mind can form there lies always the unattainable, the unpossessed, suggesting the world of beauty and finality beyond our mortal reach.
But even here," he continues, "there is no finality.
The finality in his tone seemed to assure Lady Greystoke that further argument was futile, and so she abandoned the subject.
As he lit a pipe and walked to and fro, he felt that this new state of things lent a certain savour to life - took from it a certain sensation of finality not altogether agreeable, which his recent great achievements in the financial world seemed to have inspired.
No, I shall never try to write a story again," declared Anne, with the hopeless finality of nineteen when a door is shut in its face.
Then it must be the whole camp," she said with an air of finality and with another yawn.
Something in the finality of her words seemed to him curiously eloquent of her state of mind.
Also, the involved state of my affairs forbids me to write with any finality concerning those hopes of ultimate bliss upon which, for a long while past, I have permitted myself to feed.
The little emphasis she put upon the last word bespoke the finality of her decision that the Outlaw of Torn could be no more than friend to her.
Almost she could hear his voice--low, clear, and yet with that note of inexpressible, convincing finality.
There was a great deal of finality in both her words and tone.