Beginning and Ending


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Beginning noun – The point at which something begins.
Usage example: the actual beginning of the universe is still under debate, with some scientists continuing to uphold the big bang theory

Ending is an antonym for beginning in topics: start, origin, start of an event or action.
Nearby Words: begin, beginner
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Ending noun – The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: the plagiarism scandal was a disgraceful ending to a once-promising academic career

Beginning is an antonym for ending in conclusion topic.
Nearby Words: end, ended
Antonyms for Ending
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How words are described

good good beginning good ending
full full beginning full ending
special special beginning special ending
similar similar beginning similar ending
Other adjectives: specific, positive, perfect, original, true, proper, actual, entire, definite, real, dark, happy, secret, final, definitive, neutral, official, last, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Chain Letter The only difference between the beginning and ending is that the ending confirms that the girl did die, and that she was the protagonist.
  • Happier Home Movie This doesn't have to be a death trope, but it is often a beginning or ending trope, so may involve spoilers.
  • The beginning and ending of Childish Gambino's because the internet are similar-sounding; the start swoops upward, while the end swoops downward.
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