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utterly

[ uht-er-lee ]
/ ˈʌt ər li /
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adverb

in an utter manner; completely: absolutely.

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Origin of utterly

A Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at utter2, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for utterly

utterly
/ (ˈʌtəlɪ) /

adverb

(intensifier)I'm utterly miserable
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