finality

Finality is the absolute, definite end. People often speak of the finality of death — nothing comes after it and nothing that came before it can be changed.

If someone speaks with absolute finality, he is not going to change his mind. The sound of a judge's gavel slamming down gives a sense of finality to his or her judgment. Because of its association with death and closure, finality often carries a somber undertone. It can also be used in conjunction with the end of a sports season. But even the finality of the seventh game of a classic World Series is usually forgotten by the time spring training rolls around.

Definitions of finality
  1. noun
    the quality of being final or definitely settled
    “the finality of death”
    synonyms: conclusiveness, decisiveness
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    Antonyms:
    inconclusiveness
    the quality of being inconclusive
    type of:
    definiteness, determinateness
    the quality of being predictable with great confidence
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