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  1. in an utter manner; completely; absolutely.
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Origin of utterly

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

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Related Words for utterly

perfectly, fully, absolutely, thoroughly, extremely, quite, altogether, entirely, wholly, totally, all, exactly, just, plumb, purely, well

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  1. (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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