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utter

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of utter

  1. 1 having no exceptions or restrictions our attempt to reform the school system was an utter failure Synonyms of utter all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, absolute, veryWords Related to utter authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of utter doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  2. 2 of the highest degree spoke with utter certainty Synonyms of utter greatest, maximum, top, topmost, utmost, fullWords Related to utter heightened, highNear Antonyms of utter lessened, lowAntonyms of utter least, littlest, lowest, minimal, minimum, slightest


utter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of utter

  1. 1 to send forth using the vocal chords she tried not to utter a sound as the doctor gave her a flu shot Synonyms of utter emit Words Related to utter deliver; blurt (out), ejaculate, exclaim; gasp, groan, heave, hoot, moan, pant, quaver, snarl, sob, sputter, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stutter, whimper, yowl; lip, mouth, whisper

  2. 2 to express (a thought or emotion) in words never uttered a single comment at the meeting Synonyms of utter articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, state, talk, tell, say, verbalize, vocalizeWords Related to utter air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms of utter stifle, suppress

Synonym Discussion of utter

express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to make known what one thinks or feels. express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.
    • expressed her feelings in music
vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.
    • a tirade venting his frustration
utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.
    • utter a groan
voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.
    • an editorial voicing their concerns
broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.
    • broached the subject of a divorce
air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.
    • publicly airing their differences


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