uttermost

adjective
ut·​ter·​most | \ ˈə-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce uttermost (audio) \

Definition of uttermost

 (Entry 1 of 2)

uttermost

noun

Definition of uttermost (Entry 2 of 2)

: utmost to the uttermost of our capacity— H. S. Truman

Synonyms & Antonyms for uttermost

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of uttermost in a Sentence

Adjective a matter of the uttermost importance I have the uttermost faith in your abilities.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Talking about rural life and the history of how the conflict occurred is of uttermost importance to the guides. Steph Dyson, CNN, 28 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In Shackleton’s time, the hardiest adventurers — those strivers to the uttermost — made journeys to the poles. Jody Rosen, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of uttermost

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uttermost

Adjective

Middle English, alteration of uttermest, from utter entry 1 + -mest (as in utmest utmost)

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The first known use of uttermost was in the 14th century

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“Uttermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uttermost. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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