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ut·most

 (ŭt′mōst′)
adj.
1. Being or situated at the most distant limit or point; farthest: the utmost tip of the peninsula.
2. Of the highest or greatest degree, amount, or intensity; most extreme: a matter of the utmost importance.
n.
The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum: worked every day to the utmost of her abilities.

[Middle English, from Old English ūtmest : ūt, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + -mest, -most.]

utmost

(ˈʌtˌməʊst) or

uttermost

adj (prenominal)
1. of the greatest possible degree or amount: the utmost degree.
2. at the furthest limit: the utmost town on the peninsula.
n
the greatest possible degree, extent, or amount: he tried his utmost.
[Old English ūtemest, from ūte out + -mest most]

ut•most

(ˈʌtˌmoʊst)

adj.
1. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, etc.; greatest: of the utmost importance.
2. being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest.
n.
3. the greatest degree or amount: providing the utmost in comfort.
4. the most or best of one's abilities, powers, etc.: He did his utmost to win.
5. the extreme limit or extent: patience taxed to the utmost.
[before 900; Middle English utmest, Old English ūtemest. See out, -most]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utmost - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
limit, bound, boundary - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
Adj.1.utmost - of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensityutmost - of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.utmost - 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"
high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"
3.utmost - (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had 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"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
far - located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"

utmost

adjective
1. greatest, highest, maximum, supreme, extreme, paramount, pre-eminent Security matters are treated with the utmost seriousness.
2. farthest, extreme, last, final, outermost, uttermost, farthermost The break-up tested our resolve to its utmost limits.
noun
1. best, greatest, maximum, most, highest, hardest I'm going to do my utmost to climb as fast and as far as I can.

utmost

adjective
1. Most distant or remote, as from a center:
2. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity:
3. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
noun
The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable:
Translations
أقْصى، أعْظَمالأعْظَم، أقصى ما يُمْكِن
co největšínejzazší
yderst
nagy: legnagyobb
mestur, ÿtrasturystur, fjarlægastur
最大最大の
kas įmanomapadaryti viską
galējaismaksimālaisvisattālākaisvislielākais
čo najväčšínajzadnejší
en büyüken nihayetteen uzak

utmost

[ˈʌtməʊst]
A. ADJ
1. (= greatest) → sumo
of the utmost importancede la mayor importancia, de suma importancia
with the utmost easecon suma facilidad
2. (= furthest) → más lejano
B. N the utmost that one can dotodo lo que puede hacer uno
200 at the utmost200 a lo más, 200 a lo sumo
to do one's utmost (to do sth)hacer todo lo posible (por hacer algo)
to the utmostal máximo, hasta más no poder
to the utmost of one's abilitylo mejor que pueda or sepa uno

utmost

[ˈʌtməʊst]
adj [respect, care, urgency, seriousness] → extrême, le plus grand(la)(e)
with the utmost urgency → en toute urgence
of the utmost importance → d'une importance capitale, de la plus haute importance
it is of the utmost importance that ... → il est extrêmement important que ...
n
to do one's utmost → faire tout son possible
to do one's utmost to do sth → faire tout son possible pour faire qch

utmost

adj
(= greatest) ease, dangergrößte(r, s), höchste(r, s); caution, candouräußerste(r, s), größte(r, s); they used their utmost skillsie taten ihr Äußerstes; with the utmost speed/careso schnell/sorgfältig wie nur möglich; matters of the utmost importanceAngelegenheiten plvon äußerster Wichtigkeit; it is of the utmost importance that …es ist äußerst wichtig, dass …; I have the utmost respect for himich habe den allergrößten Respekt vor ihm; a matter of (the) utmost urgencyein Fall von äußerster Dringlichkeit; with the utmost reluctancemit allergrößtem Widerwillen
(= furthest)äußerste(r, s)
n to do/try one’s utmost (to do something)sein Möglichstes or Bestes tun/versuchen(, um etw zu tun); we have done our utmost to help himwir haben unser Bestmöglichstes or Äußerstes getan, um ihm zu helfen; that is the utmost I can domehr kann ich wirklich nicht tun; to the utmost of one’s abilityso gut man nur kann; he tried my patience to the utmoster strapazierte meine Geduld aufs äußerste or Äußerste; he trusts them to the utmoster vertraut ihnen voll und ganz; one should enjoy life/oneself to the utmostman sollte das Leben in vollen Zügen genießen/sich amüsieren, so gut man nur kann; I can give you £50 at the utmostich kann Ihnen allerhöchstens £ 50 geben

utmost

[ˈʌtˌməʊst]
1. adj
a. (greatest, simplicity, caution) → massimo/a; (danger) → estremo/a
with the utmost speed → a tutta velocità
of the utmost importance → della massima importanza
it is of the utmost importance that ... → è estremamente importante che...+ sub
b. (furthest, limits) → estremo/a
2. n to do one's utmost (to do sth)fare tutto il possibile (per fare qc)
to the utmost of one's ability → al limite delle proprie capacità

utmost

(ˈatməust) adjective
1. most distant. the utmost ends of the earth.
2. greatest possible. Take the utmost care!
do one's utmost
to make the greatest possible effort. She has done her utmost to help him.
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