in an utter manner; completely; absolutely.

Origin of utterly

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at utter2, -ly

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(intensifier)I'm utterly miserable
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Word Origin and History for utterly

early 13c., "truly, plainly, outspokenly," from utter (v.) + -ly (1); meaning "to an absolute degree" is late 14c., from utter (adj.)).

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