upper-most

uppermost

[uhp-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muhst]
adjective Also, upmost.
1.
highest in place, order, rank, power, etc.: the uppermost peaks of the mountain; the uppermost class of society.
2.
topmost; predominant: a subject of uppermost concern.
adverb
3.
in or into the uppermost place, rank, or predominance: The blossoms grow uppermost on the stems of these flowers; the thoughts that came uppermost to her mind.

Origin:
1475–85; upper1 + -most

upmost, uppermost, utmost.
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uppermost (ˈʌpəˌməʊst)
 
adj
1.  highest in position, power, importance, etc
 
adv
2.  in or into the highest position, etc

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uppermost
1481, from upper + most.
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