Definition of upshot in English:

upshot

noun

  • The final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events.

    ‘the upshot of the meeting was that he was on the next plane to New York’
    • ‘The upshot is that until a new site has been listed by Google for a month or more, a search may not always retrieve it.’
    • ‘The inevitable upshot is a reduction in services at a time when we are hoping to dramatically improve what we provide.’
    • ‘The upshot of this is that when people come to retire they find they may have a number of pension plans that are each worth only a small sum.’
    • ‘The upshot is a more effective sunscreen that does not look like war-paint when we apply it to our bodies.’
    • ‘The upshot is that for the forseable future, the Reserve Bank is essentially powerless.’
    • ‘What it could not do was predict with any certainty the political upshot of such a massive act of force.’
    • ‘Sounds great in theory, but the practical upshot of this can be unsettling to the public.’
    • ‘The upshot of it all is that we can now go and fetch our kittens, hopefully before Christmas.’
    • ‘The upshot of the January meeting was that seven of the nine-strong board resigned.’
    • ‘The upshot is that many hard-working health staff will have their hours halved.’
    • ‘The upshot, of course, it that tyre shops now have thousands of used tyres clogging their yards.’
    • ‘Anyway, the upshot is that I was on a train yesterday afternoon when I'd like to have been in front of a TV set.’
    • ‘That was the upshot of a very well attended public meeting held at the school hall on Thursday night last.’
    • ‘The upshot of this discussion for the questions with which we started can be put somewhat simply.’
    • ‘The upshot is that grape-growers do not have to spend vast amounts of cash on pesticides.’
    • ‘The upshot of the result is that Stars retain their ten-point lead at the top of the table.’
    • ‘The upshot, however, was an increase in the amount of time each listener spent with the station.’
    • ‘She gave a long, rambling explanation, the upshot of which is that her mom works there, and got her the job.’
    • ‘The upshot is very little productive investment is made as all the money goes ultimately to fund state borrowing.’
    • ‘The upshot was that the regional council postponed that meeting and held another one.’
    result, consequence, outcome, out-turn, sequel, effect, reaction, repercussion, reverberations, ramification, end, end result, conclusion, termination, culmination, denouement, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, fruit, fruits, product, produce, by-product
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Pronunciation

upshot

/ˈʌpʃɒt/