adjective, adverb

lowest, as in position, status, or the like.

Origin of undermost

First recorded in 1545–55; under- + -most
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Examples from the Web for undermost

Historical Examples of undermost

  • Both went forcibly to the ground, with Brenchfield undermost.

  • There was lettering, too, upon the undermost side when the man turned it over.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • In these panels, the undermost is often introductoryto the one above, an illustration of it.

  • The yard happened to be undermost, and so I had a pretty good berth.

    For Treasure Bound

    Harry Collingwood

  • They struck the water together, Luke undermost, as he had intended.

    The Grey Lady

    Henry Seton Merriman

British Dictionary definitions for undermost



being the furthest under; lowest


in the lowest place
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