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The greatest amount or degree possible; the utmost.
[Middle English : utter, outer; see utter2 + -most, -most.]
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a variant of utmost
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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]
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|Noun||1.||uttermost - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"|
|Adj.||1.||uttermost - 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.||uttermost - (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"
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1. Of the greatest possible degree, quality, or intensity:
2. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
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