V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: the final result of something
Synonyms: result, consequence, conclusion, completion, ending, finish, outcome, effect
Tips: Upshot was the name for the final shot in an archery match. It has come to refer to any conclusion or result.
A new study states that the city does not have an adequate number of hospitals to accommodate its residents. The upshot of the study is that the city needs two additional hospitals. (result, conclusion, outcome)
The upshot of the report is that the company will have to let 500 employees go in order to maintain a profit. (outcome, conclusion, result)
The upshot of our semifinal win was that we got to travel to Australia for the final match. (consequence, result)
The upshot of their heated argument was that they didn't speak to each other for weeks. (outcome, effect)
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