[ US /ˈətˌmoʊst/ ]
[ UK /ˈʌtmə‍ʊst/ ]
  1. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
    don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree
    the utmost tip of the peninsula
    explored the furthest reaches of space
    had traveled to the farthest frontier
  2. highest in extent or degree
    to the last measure of human endurance
    whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually
  3. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    utmost contempt
    in the uttermost distress
    extreme pleasure
    extreme caution
    to the utmost degree
    extreme cold
  1. the greatest possible degree
    he tried his utmost
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How To Use utmost In A Sentence

  • In all things, even till this instant, (being the utmost period of my life) I have evermore found my Fathers love most effectuall to me; but now it appeareth farre greater, then at any time heretofore: and therefore from my mouth, thou must deliver him the latest thankes that ever I shall give him, for sending me such an honourable present. The Decameron
  • This is a moment of utmost gravity for the world.
  • My brother-in-law went into another room, and madame de Bearn began to unswathe her foot in my presence with the utmost caution and tenderness. Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself
  • He visited many speakeasies, “from mere drinking dens to palatially appointed private houses where you find whole families, including children, dining together with the utmost decorum, the elders taking wine.” CHASING the WHITE DOG
  • Some of the most difficult courses require you to bump a chip shot up a sloping green with the utmost precision.
  • We are very happy to extend to you our utmost congratulations on your finishing your college course so successfully.May you enter a more successful life and the future years bring you continued happiness.
  • Where are you going, Rex?" said Anna one gray morning when her father had set off in his carriage to the sessions, Mrs. Gascoigne with him, and she had observed that her brother had on his antigropelos, the utmost approach he possessed to a hunting equipment. Daniel Deronda
  • She respected her friend to the utmost for what he was making of himself in this world.
  • This was really the beginning, the outstart, of Nelson's great career; for Hood's interest in him, then aroused, and deepened by experience to the utmost confidence and appreciation, made itself felt the instant the French Revolutionary War began. The Life of Nelson
  • The whole combination of curves which go to make up this sketch is a curious arrangement of words inscribed with the utmost care, in the smallest of characters. The Filigree Ball
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