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uttermost

[uht-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈʌt ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
adjective
1.
most remote or outermost; farthest:
the uttermost stars.
2.
of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest:
The country's art has reached uttermost creativity.
noun
3.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see utter2, -most
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Examples for uttermost
  • Individual right is pushed to the uttermost bound compatible with public order.
  • We knew she wore a grin of the uttermost wickedness.
  • Nor in the noble experiences of a soul has any mini known the uttermost of it all.
  • The speakers were received with the uttermost enthusiasm.
  • They will try their uttermost to subdue our whole country.
British Dictionary definitions for uttermost

utmost

/ˈʌtˌməʊst/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
of the greatest possible degree or amount the utmost degree
2.
at the furthest limit the utmost town on the peninsula
noun
3.
the greatest possible degree, extent, or amount he tried his utmost
Word Origin
Old English ūtemest, from ūte out + -mestmost

uttermost

/ˈʌtəˌməʊst/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant of utmost
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Word Origin and History for uttermost

c.1300, from utter + -most. More recent than utmost. Middle English also had uttermore (late 14c.), now, alas, no longer with us.

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