utmost
Pronunciation
  • (British)
    • IPA: /ˈʌt.məʊ̯st/
  • (America)
    • IPA: /ˈʌt.moʊ̯st/, [ˈʌt-], [ˈʌʔ-]
Adjective

utmost (not comparable)

  1. Situated at the most distant limit; farthest.
    • We coasted within two leagues of Antibes, which is the utmost town in France.
    • Betwixt two thieves I spend my utmost breath.
    the utmost limits of the land;  the utmost extent of human knowledge
  2. The most extreme; ultimate; greatest.
    • c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
      Where he shall answer by a lawful form, In peace to his utmost peril.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 236d.
      Indeed at this very moment he's slipped away with the utmost cunning into a form that's most perplexing to investigate.
    the utmost assiduity;  the utmost harmony;  the utmost misery or happiness
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utmost

  1. Maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.
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