verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of utter1
Related formsut·ter·a·ble, adjectiveut·ter·er, nounut·ter·less, adjectiveun·ut·tered, adjective
Can be confusedudder utter
Definition for utter (2 of 2)
Related formsut·ter·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for utter
That was nothing compared to the utter destruction going on across town.
The utter lack of beds provides a vivid commentary on the extreme nature of Communism.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite|Brandon Presser|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The complete and utter lack of compassion or a clue exhibited by these people is shameful in the extreme.
In fact, Lauer even ended up with a character arc of his own, involving his reluctance to utter the word “sharknado.”‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?|Jason Lynch|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite rumors spreading that his daughter is a harlot, Dill (Stanley Tucci) has complete and utter faith in her, no matter what.The 13 Coolest Movie Dads: ‘Taken,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and More|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He so disposed his divisions as to leave Buell in utter uncertainty as to his intentions.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume II (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
A single week convinced her of the utter futility of these efforts.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
But instead of that he was now on the verge of utter collapse.Red Fox|Charles G. D. Roberts
His Excellency the Governor and his advisors have thus shown their utter inability to understand the economic needs of the island.
Assailed in front and in flank, hemmed in by the fatal morass in the rear, the Spaniards were thrown into utter confusion.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott