utmost
[ uht-mohst ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Old English;from ūt(e)mest "outermost"
Synonyms
    1.
  • furthest
    2.
  • absolute all-out sheer ultimate unconditional
Antonyms
    1.
  • closest
    2.
  • low-priority low-quality
Definition
1.being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest
2.of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, or the like; greatest
Examples
1.A) She could see the utmost end of the town from the cliffside. B) The utmost mountain of the range receded into the distance.
2.A) The assignment was of the utmost importance, but no one was eager to actually start it. B) She polished her manuscript to the utmost quality.
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