Antonyms for outcome

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTCOME

In its poor degree let its outcome be in truth and friendliness.

Aggie sniffed, as if such an outcome were the merest bagatelle.

The outcome of that objective vision was Hamlet—a masterpiece of self-revealing.

His speaking telegraph was likewise the outcome of these researches.

Is that consolatory view of the matter the outcome of philosophy, or of virtue?

This thought, the outcome of his human charity, filled Pierre with emotion.

But at the end he assured his visitors that time only could prove what the outcome might be.

I would not ascribe to nature what is merely the outcome of my own moral views.

I then recalled my promise to inform Hellar and Zimmern of the outcome of my demonstration.

This institution is, by the way, not the outcome of Buddha's doctrines.

WORD ORIGIN

1788, "that which results from something," originally Scottish, from out + come (v.). Popularized in English by Carlyle (c.1830s). Used in Middle English in sense of "act or fact of coming out" (c.1200). Old English had utancumen (n.) "stranger, foreigner."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OUTCOME

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.