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Definition of "utmost" []

  • Being or situated at the most distant limit or point; farthest: the utmost tip of the peninsula. (adjective)
  • Of the highest or greatest degree, amount, or intensity; most extreme: a matter of the utmost importance. (adjective)
  • The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum: worked every day to the utmost of her abilities. (noun)
  • Of the greatest possible degree or amount (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • At the furthest limit (adjective)
  • The greatest possible degree, extent, or amount (noun)

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Use "utmost" in a sentence
  • "Jiang says local authorities are treating the situation in what she described as the utmost seriousness."
  • "The pictures taken just before Myanmar's foreign minister claims security personnel had exercised what he called the utmost restraint."
  • "The pictures taken just before Myanmar's foreign minister claimed security personnel had exercised what he called the utmost restraint."