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UTTERMOST

 Dictionary entry overview: What does uttermost mean? 

UTTERMOST (noun)
  The noun UTTERMOST has 1 sense:

1. the greatest possible degree

  Familiarity information: UTTERMOST used as a noun is very rare.


UTTERMOST (adjective)
  The adjective UTTERMOST has 2 senses:

1. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
2. (comparatives of 'far') most remote in space or time or order

  Familiarity information: UTTERMOST used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UTTERMOST (noun)


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Meaning:

The greatest possible degree

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

level best; utmost; uttermost; maximum

Context example:

he tried his utmost

Hypernyms ("uttermost" is a kind of...):

bound; boundary; limit (the greatest possible degree of something)


UTTERMOST (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

Synonyms:

extreme; utmost; uttermost

Context examples:

extreme cold / extreme caution / extreme pleasure / utmost contempt / to the utmost degree / in the uttermost distress

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


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Meaning:

(comparatives of 'far') most remote in space or time or order

Synonyms:

furthest; furthermost; farthest; farthermost; uttermost; utmost

Context examples:

had traveled to the farthest frontier / don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree / explored the furthest reaches of space / the utmost tip of the peninsula

Similar:

far (at a great distance in time or space or degree)

Domain usage:

comparative (the comparative form of an adjective)


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