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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



2. utter complete

SamplesCame to a dead stop.
Utter seriousness.



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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