Synonyms of 'ultimate'
1 finalDictionary, eventual, conclusive
He said it is still not possible to predict the ultimate outcome.
the final book in the series
Civil war will be the eventual outcome of the country's racial tensions.
There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
the last three pages of the chapter
the furthest point from earth
the room at the extreme end of the corridor
Endowments pay a terminal bonus at maturity.
his decisive victory in the elections
2 fundamentalDictionary, basic, primary
the ultimate cause of what's happened
3 supremeDictionary, highest, greatest
Of course the ultimate authority remained the presidency.
The lady conspired to seize supreme power.
The maximum height for a fence here is 2 metres.
The welfare of the children must be of paramount importance.
Some superlative wines are made in this region.
the topmost branches of a gigantic oak tree
4 worstDictionary, greatest, utmost
Treachery was the ultimate sin.
epitomeDictionary, height, greatest
This hotel is the ultimate in luxury.
He was struck down at the height of his career.
This is just a molehill on the way to the summit of her ambitions.
the snow-covered peaks of the Alps
a `middle way' between the extremes of success and failure
She seems to be perfection itself.
the last word
mother of all (informal)
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You use basic to describe things, activities, and principles that are very important or necessary, and on which others depend.
Access to justice is a basic right.
Best is the superlative of good.
Thesaurus for ultimate from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use ultimate to describe the final result or aim of a long series of events .