- happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences; ultimate: His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal.
- depending upon uncertain events; contingent.
Origin of eventual
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Related Wordsprospective, conditional, possible, consequent, ultimate, inevitable, contingent, dependent, ending, ensuing, final, hindmost, indirect, last, later, latter, overall, secondary, terminal, ulterior
Examples from the Web for eventual
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
The eventual deal, approved by Law 840 in June 2013, bore little resemblance to the original.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Most women never reported the incident, and most who did described dissatisfaction with the eventual outcome of the reporting.Two-Thirds of These Female Scientists Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed
July 16, 2014
Gus asks Hazel to speak at his eventual funeral, but decides he wants to hear what she has to say first.Ranking the Saddest Scenes in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
June 9, 2014
The eventual outcome of the council was that Arius lost by a vote of 318-3.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke
June 8, 2014
"I've been a poor man all my life—till now," was his eventual remark.The Market-Place
All that remained for me to do was to get my party out of the way of eventual shells.Notes on Life and Letters
Both of us were on water—water which had an eventual connection with the sea.Storm Over Warlock
He wanted the Army to make "eventual nonsegregation" its goal.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
He was thinking that with such affection there could be no bar to his eventual happiness.Sister Carrie
- (prenominal) happening in due course of time; ultimatethe eventual outcome was his defeat
Word Origin and History for eventual
1610s, from French éventuel, from Latin event-, stem of evenire (see event).