Ul·ti·mate·ly adv. As a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings.
adv 1: as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he
had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"
[syn: finally, in the end, at last, at long
2: after everything has been considered; "in the final
analysis, we are quite well off" [syn: in the last
analysis, in the final analysis]