Antonym to infinite


#1

Hi, can you please tell me what a good antonym to ‘infinite’ would be in the context of ‘resources’? I wan to say that our resources are not endless, that they will soon come to an end and be depleted. Thank you.


#2

Well infinite is actually in-finite with the prefix “in” meaning not. So the opposite of infinite is finite.


#3

Other good antonyms are scarce and limited.


#4

Thanks a lot for this. So, can I say ‘the resource on our planet’ are not infinite but scarce and if we continue maintaining our current life style they will be soon depleted’?


#5

Yes, but there are many different resources, so the plural “resources” is better.


#6

Thank you very much Luschen!


#7

Why go far? The word FINITE will be more appropriate as explained and exemplified below!

finite

/ˈfʌɪnʌɪt/

adjective

limited in size or extent.

"Every computer has a finite amount of memory."


#8

Thank you Anglophile!


#9

Antonym to “infinite” is Finite. Unlimited vs limited.