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English adjective: utter

1. utter without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn arrant fool.
A complete coward.
A consummate fool.
A double-dyed villain.
Gross negligence.
A perfect idiot.
Pure folly.
What a sodding mess.
Stark staring mad.
A thoroughgoing villain.
Utter nonsense.
The unadulterated truth.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated

2. utter complete


SamplesCame to a dead stop.
Utter seriousness.


Synonymsdead


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete


English verb: utter

1. utter (communication) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise


SamplesShe expressed her anger.
He uttered a curse.


Synonymsexpress, give tongue to, verbalise, verbalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blaspheme, breathe, call out, clamor, clamour, cry, cry out, curse, cuss, drop, exclaim, get off, hurl, imprecate, marvel, outcry, platitudinize, pooh-pooh, pour out, raise, represent, say, say, shout, shout out, state, swear, tell, throw, vociferate, voice, wish

2. utter (communication) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)


SamplesShe let out a big heavy sigh.
He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand.


Synonymsemit, let loose, let out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)baa, bark, bellow, bite out, blat, blate, bleat, bray, break into, cackle, call, call, call, caw, cheep, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chorus, churr, clack, click, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, cronk, crow, crow, cry, cry, deliver, echo, gargle, gibber, give, gobble, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, haw, heave, hee-haw, hem, hiss, holler, hollo, honk, hoot, hoot, howl, lift, low, meow, mew, mew, miaou, miaow, moan, moo, nasale, neigh, nicker, oink, pant, peep, quack, repeat, roar, rumble, scream, shoot, shout, shout out, sibilate, sibilate, sigh, sing, siss, sizz, smack, snort, spit, spit out, splutter, sputter, squall, squeal, troat, trumpet, tsk, tut, tut-tut, volley, whicker, whinny, whirr, wolf-whistle, wrawl, yammer, yell, yowl

3. utter (communication) express in speech


SamplesShe talks a lot of nonsense.
This depressed patient does not verbalize.


Synonymsmouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)babble, bark, bay, begin, blab, blabber, blubber, blubber out, blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, bumble, cackle, chant, chatter, chatter, clack, deliver, drone, drone on, ejaculate, enthuse, falter, gabble, generalise, generalize, gibber, gulp, hiss, inflect, intone, jabber, jaw, lip off, maunder, maunder, modulate, mouth off, mumble, murmur, mussitate, mutter, open up, palaver, peep, phonate, piffle, prate, prattle, present, rabbit on, rant, rasp, rattle on, rave, read, shoot one's mouth off, shout, sibilate, sing, siss, sizz, slur, snap, snarl, snivel, speak in tongues, speak up, spout, stammer, stutter, swallow, talk about, talk of, tattle, tittle-tattle, tone, tone, troll, twaddle, verbalise, verbalize, vocalise, vocalize, whiff, whine, whisper, yack, yack away, yap away


Verb groupverbalise, verbalize

4. utter (motion) put into circulation


SamplesUtter counterfeit currency.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circulate, distribute, pass around, pass on









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