Definition of uttermost in English:


adjective & noun

  • another term for utmost
    • ‘I stared at them with uttermost loathing.’
    • ‘She demands their uttermost concentration, but those who make the effort are rewarded by being taken on an emotional journey whose after effects are long-lasting and deep.’
    • ‘He smiled at her with the uttermost respect and adoration.’
    • ‘With one click of a key on a computer and you have the whole world at your fingertips, enabling you to know the goings-on in the uttermost parts of the globe.’
    • ‘My book has been described as proof of how the human spirit can survive in spite of uttermost humiliation.’
    • ‘Whether we like it or not: the uttermost that can be achieved is mundane justice and equality of chances and of rights.’
    • ‘Their sons, and occasionally their daughters too, had indeed gone to the uttermost ends of the earth and beyond.’
    • ‘I will serve our lord with the uttermost loyalty.’
    • ‘We preach a Gospel that saves to the uttermost, and witness to its power.’
    • ‘And then, adding something like anguish to deep depression, I saw that even the pulpit, that uttermost symbol of the message, had been knocked down and carted away.’
    • ‘Sharing information is of the uttermost importance.’
    • ‘The next morning my mouth opened in a yawn with uttermost content.’
    • ‘The Allies would pursue ‘the ranks of the guilty to the uttermost ends of the earth’ and would deliver them to their accusers ‘in order that justice may be done’.’
    • ‘A few years ago, a crew of scientists travelled to the uttermost depths of the Atlantic Ocean in order to get a very up-close and personal look at the remains of the infamous Titanic.’
    • ‘Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness begins and concludes on the Thames, that ‘tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth’.’
    • ‘You yourself told me that you will serve him with the uttermost loyalty, and look what you're saying now!’
    • ‘That gospel saves everywhere and to the uttermost.’
    • ‘Being at the uttermost ends of the earth we are both proud of our uniqueness and at times also wanting to ape the big kids on the block.’
    • ‘I think today our nation is at the crossroads where a serious reflection on the direction of our policies is a matter of uttermost urgency.’
    • ‘Churchill wrote that Ladysmith was ‘famous to the uttermost ends of the earth: centre of the world's attention, the scene of famous deeds, the cause of mighty efforts.’’
    greatest, maximum, greatest possible, highest, most, most extreme, greatest amount of
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