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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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  • Individual right is pushed to the uttermost bound compatible with public order.
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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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