Definition of eventual in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈven(t)SH(o͞o)əl/


Occurring at the end of or as a result of a series of events; final; ultimate: it’s impossible to predict the eventual outcome of the competition
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  • This way we'd have some control over the process and the eventual outcome.
  • What gets completely buried is the eventual outcome of subsequent investigations.
  • It may make it difficult to accept and process eventual failure to cope.
final, ultimate, concluding, closing, end;
resulting, ensuing, consequent, subsequent


Early 17th century (in the sense 'relating to an event or events'): from Latin eventus (see event), on the pattern of actual.

Words that rhyme with eventual

accentual, conventual

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Syllabification: e·ven·tu·al

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