utterly


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ut·ter·ly

 (ŭt′ər-lē)
adv.
Completely; absolutely; entirely.

utterly

(ˈʌtəlɪ)
adv
(intensifier): I'm utterly miserable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.utterly - completely and without qualificationutterly - completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"

utterly

utterly

adverb
Translations
تَماما، مُطْلَقا
naprosto
fuldstændigt
jäägitult
täysin
बिलकुलबिल्कुल
algerlega
popolnoma

utterly

[ˈʌtəlɪ] ADVtotalmente, completamente

utterly

[ˈʌtərli] advcomplètementU-turn [ˈjuːtɜːrn] n
(lit)demi-tour m
to do a U-turn (lit)faire demi-tour
(fig)revirement m, volte-face f inv
to do a U-turn (fig)faire volte-face

utterly

advtotal, völlig; depraved also, despisezutiefst; utterly beautifulausgesprochen schön; he’s utterly under her thumbsie hat ihn vollkommen or ganz und gar unterm Pantoffel (inf)

utterly

[ˈʌtəlɪ] advcompletamente, del tutto

utter1

(ˈatə) adjective
complete or total. There was utter silence; utter darkness.
ˈutterly adverb
completely or totally. She was utterly unaware of her danger.
References in classic literature ?
As Christmas approached, the usual mysteries began to haunt the house, and Jo frequently convulsed the family by proposing utterly impossible or magnificently absurd ceremonies, in honor of this unusually merry Christmas.
Along the street to the church went the minister, plowing through the drifts and thinking that this time he would utterly give way to sin.
They saved her from starvation, as Madame Lebrun's table was utterly impossible; and no one save so impertinent a woman as Madame Lebrun could think of offering such food to people and requiring them to pay for it.
It appeared as if Webb, with his army, which lay slumbering on the banks of the Hudson, had utterly forgotten the strait to which his countrymen were reduced.
During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds Sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.
I understand--you mean that we should not see so much of them," said Christie, with a frank expression of relief so genuine as to utterly discompose her father.
How could the born, lady the recluse of half a lifetime, utterly unpractised in the world, at sixty years of age,--how could she ever dream of succeeding, when the hard, vulgar, keen, busy, hackneyed New England woman had lost five dollars on her little outlay
So deep a stain, indeed, that his dry old bones, in the Charter-street burial-ground, must still retain it, if they have not crumbled utterly to dust I know not whether these ancestors of mine bethought themselves to repent, and ask pardon of Heaven for their cruelties; or whether they are now groaning under the heavy consequences of them in another state of being.
by this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
But if you now come to separate these two objects, and surround each by a circle of profound darkness; then, in order to see one of them, in such a manner as to bring your mind to bear on it, the other will be utterly excluded from your contemporary consciousness.
For the whole of the first day they wandered about in the midst of deafening confusion, utterly lost; and it was only at night that, cowering in the doorway of a house, they were finally discovered and taken by a policeman to the station.
While she was thinking what to say, Marie gradually wiped away her tears, and smoothed her plumage in a general sort of way, as a dove might be supposed to make toilet after a shower, and began a housewifely chat with Miss Ophelia, concerning cupboards, closets, linen-presses, store-rooms, and other matters, of which the latter was, by common understanding, to assume the direction, --giving her so many cautious directions and charges, that a head less systematic and business-like than Miss Ophelia's would have been utterly dizzied and confounded.