ultimatum

[ uhl-tuh-mey-tuh m, -mah- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ultimatum
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ULTIMATUM

Our ultimatum was despatched to Suna on the very day on which we received this sad news.

For the United States it is a record of honor; for Europe it is an ultimatum.

The captain's parting remark was in the nature of an ultimatum.

Then she called her daughter to her and issued an ultimatum.

Then without pause he turned on Sunny and delivered his ultimatum.

But this is not the ultimatum outrage of the Megalian Government.

We are prepared to defy the ultimatum of the enemy, whoever he may be.

You spoke, when you delivered your ultimatum, of attacking the Moon, and after it Mars!

And that evening Sondheim had sent him an ultimatum by Kastner.

Puma got up, nodded his acceptance of their ultimatum, and opened the door for them.

WORD ORIGIN

1731, from Modern Latin, from Medieval Latin adjective ultimatum "last possible, final," from Latin ultimatum, neuter of ultimatus (see ultimate). Hamilton and others use the Latin plural ultimata. In slang c.1820s, ultimatum was used for "the buttocks."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ULTIMATUM

challenge

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