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English adjective: utmost

1. utmost of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

SamplesExtreme cold.
Extreme caution.
Extreme pleasure.
Utmost contempt.
To the utmost degree.
In the uttermost distress.

Synonymsextreme, uttermost



2. utmost highest in extent or degree

SamplesTo the last measure of human endurance.
Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually.




3. utmost (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

SamplesHad 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.

Synonymsfarthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, uttermost


Domain usagecomparative, comparative degree

Antonymsnear, nigh, close

English noun: utmost

1. utmost (attribute) the greatest possible degree

SamplesHe tried his utmost.

Synonymslevel best, maximum, uttermost

Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, limit

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