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1‘Charlotte stared at her in utter amazement’
complete, total, absolute, thorough, perfect, downright, out-and-out, outright, thoroughgoing, all-out, sheer, positive, prize, rank, pure, dyed-in-the-wool, deep-dyed, real, veritable, consummate, categorical, unmitigated, unqualified, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unequivocal, full, unlimited, limitless, infinite, ultimate
British informal right, proper
1‘he uttered an exasperated snort’
emit, let out, give, produce, give vent to, issue, come out with, breathe
2‘Alan uttered an impatient curse’
voice, express, put into words, speak, say, deliver, sound, mouth, breathe, articulate, pronounce, enunciate, verbalize, vocalize, state, declare
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