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 ?
In the second place, they are utterly useless to serve any plain straightforward purpo se.
Instead of being hurt, denying, defending himself, begging forgiveness, instead of remaining indifferent even--anything would have been better than what he did do--his face utterly involuntarily (reflex spinal action, reflected Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was fond of physiology)--utterly involuntarily assumed its habitual, good-humored, and therefore idiotic smile.
Of all who hail thy presence as the morning -- Of all to whom thine absence is the night -- The blotting utterly from out high heaven The sacred sun -- of all who, weeping, bless thee Hourly for hope- for life -- ah
He moved about in so utterly ridiculous a manner that the Beasts, in a fit of indignation, set upon him with clubs and drove him out of the assembly.
According to these highly-respectable witnesses, the minister, conscious that he was dying -- conscious, also, that the reverence of the multitude placed him already among saints and angels -- had desired, by yielding up his breath in the arms of that fallen woman, to express to the world how utterly nugatory is the choicest of man's own righteousness.
Rather, from the strange fact that the robber had left no traces, and had happened to know the nick of time, utterly incalculable by mortal agents, when Silas would go away from home without locking his door, the more probable conclusion seemed to be, that his disreputable intimacy in that quarter, if it ever existed, had been broken up, and that, in consequence, this ill turn had been done to Marner by somebody it was quite in vain to set the constable after.
Having no choice, being themselves utterly at fault, they set out under this questionable escort.
You cannot love them; and if you could, your love would be utterly thrown away: they could neither return it, nor value, nor understand it.
It was one which could not fail to impress itself deeply on my mind, unfolding as it did a number of circumstances, each interesting and wonderful to one so utterly inexperienced as I was.
That is say, they are utterly ruined now, but they would be more utterly ruined then.
The proof is that the poets who have dramatised the whole story of the Fall of Troy, instead of selecting portions, like Euripides; or who have taken the whole tale of Niobe, and not a part of her story, like Aeschylus, either fail utterly or meet with poor success on the stage.
I defended myself, "if I really may be allowed to defend myself," by alleging that being utterly unaccustomed to wine, I had been intoxicated with the first glass, which I said, I had drunk before they arrived, while I was waiting for them at the Hotel de Paris between five and six o'clock.