Utmost meaning

ŭt'mōst'
Situated at the farthest point or limit; most extreme or distant; farthest.
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The definition of utmost is something that is most important, most extreme or greatest.

The need for food when you are starving is an example of something that would be described as being of the utmost importance.

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Being or situated at the most distant limit or point; farthest.

The utmost tip of the peninsula.

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Of the highest or greatest degree, amount, or intensity; most extreme.

A matter of the utmost importance.

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The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum.

Worked every day to the utmost of her abilities.

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Of or to the greatest or highest degree, amount, number, etc.; greatest.
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The most or the greatest that is possible; extreme limit or degree.
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The utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.

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The utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.

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Maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.
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Origin of utmost

  • Middle English from Old English ūtmest ūt out ud- in Indo-European roots -mest -most
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English ut (“out") + -most
    From Wiktionary