uttermost

[ uht-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st ]
/ ˈʌt ərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst /

adjective

most remote or outermost; farthest: the uttermost stars.
of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: The country's art has reached uttermost creativity.

noun


Nearby words

  1. utter a word,
  2. utter barrister,
  3. utterance,
  4. uttering,
  5. utterly,
  6. utu,
  7. utuado,
  8. utzon,
  9. uu,
  10. uub

Origin of uttermost

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at utter2, -most

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British Dictionary definitions for uttermost

uttermost

/ (ˈʌtəˌməʊst) /

adjective, noun

a variant of utmost
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Word Origin and History for uttermost

uttermost

c.1300, from utter + -most. More recent than utmost. Middle English also had uttermore (late 14c.), now, alas, no longer with us.

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