• synonyms


[fin-i-tood, -tyood, fahy-ni-]
  1. a finite state or quality.
Show More

Origin of finitude

First recorded in 1635–45; fini(te) + -tude
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for finitude

Historical Examples

  • No being who was merely finite, could be conscious of its finitude.

    Gloria Crucis

    J. H. Beibitz

  • It exists by its finitude and is great in proportion to its determination.

    The Sense of Beauty

    George Santayana

  • Isolation is finitude and limitation, community is freedom and infinity.

  • It belongs not to his nature as spirit, but to his finitude as man.

  • Indeed this indicates the common element in these four punishments: the endless repetition of the struggle of finitude.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

Word Origin and History for finitude


1640s, from finite + -ude.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper