[uht-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]


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.


Origin of uttermost

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

a variant of utmost
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Word Origin and History for 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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