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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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We durst not go far from our bark, and therefore were obliged to a toilsome march along the windings of the shore, sometimes clambering up rocks, and sometimes wading through the sands, so that we were every moment in the utmost danger of falling from the one, or sinking in the other.
and on all the points of its disc the volcanic nature of the moon became determinable with the utmost precision.
A DOG, used to eating eggs, saw an Oyster and, opening his mouth to its widest extent, swallowed it down with the utmost relish, supposing it to be an egg.
As the least tangle or kink in the coiling would, in running out, infallibly take somebody's arm, leg, or entire body off, the utmost precaution is used in stowing the line in its tub.
She saw them in an instant in their parsonage-house; saw in Lucy, the active, contriving manager, uniting at once a desire of smart appearance with the utmost frugality, and ashamed to be suspected of half her economical practices;-- pursuing her own interest in every thought, courting the favour of Colonel Brandon, of Mrs.
She now first perceived the weakness of which she had been guilty; and though it caused the utmost perturbation in her mind, yet it had the effect of other nauseous physic, and for the time expelled her distemper.
And I was astonished that in spite of the utmost effort of thought along that road I could not discover the meaning of life, the meaning of my impulses and yearnings.
But, had it been the beginning of some great labour with the same end in view--had it been the commencement of a long journey, to be performed on foot in that inclement season of the year, to be pursued under very privation and difficulty, and to be achieved only with great distress, fatigue, and suffering--had it been the dawn of some painful enterprise, certain to task his utmost powers of resolution and endurance, and to need his utmost fortitude, but only likely to end, if happily achieved, in good fortune and delight to Nell--Kit's cheerful zeal would have been as highly roused: Kit's ardour and impatience would have been, at least, the same.
It was with the utmost difficulty that the captain and his comrades could calm their lively sensibilities, by accounting for the disappearance of the skin in a dozen different ways, until all idea of its having been stolen was entirely out of the question.
Thereupon, with the utmost coolness, James Bruce added: 'Even admitting, sir, that the thing were untrue, you will, at least, no longer maintain that it is impossible.
MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--I have to tell you that a sad event has happened in this house--an event to excite one's utmost pity.
It was five or six months after this before they heard any more of the savages, in which time our men were in hopes they had either forgot their former bad luck, or given over hopes of better; when, on a sudden, they were invaded with a most formidable fleet of no less than eight-and-twenty canoes, full of savages, armed with bows and arrows, great clubs, wooden swords, and such like engines of war; and they brought such numbers with them, that, in short, it put all our people into the utmost consternation.