utmost
I adjective extreme, furthest, greatest, highest, maximal, maximum, most, superlative, supreme associated concepts: utmost care II noun best, degree, extreme limit, extremity, farthest reach, furthest point, greatest amount, greatest degree, highest, maximum, optimum, the most possible III index cardinal (basic), cardinal (outstanding), ceiling, extreme (last), maximum (amplitude), primary, prime (most valuable), superlative

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


utmost
n.
The greatest amount or extent possible.
adj.
utmost

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  • Utmost — Ut most , a. [OE. utmeste, utemest, AS. ?temest, a superlative fr. ?te out. ????. See {Out}, and cf. {Aftermost}, {Outmost}, {Uttermost}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Utmost — Ut most , n. The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost. [1913 Webster] We have tried the utmost of our friends. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • utmost — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ most extreme; greatest. ► NOUN (the utmost) ▪ the greatest or most extreme extent or amount. ORIGIN Old English, «outermost» …   English terms dictionary

  • utmost — O.E. utmest (Anglian) outermost, double superlative of ut out (see OUT (Cf. out)) + MOST (Cf. most) …   Etymology dictionary

  • utmost — [adj] extreme, maximum absolute, allout*, chief, complete, entire, exhaustive, farthest, final, full, furthermost, greatest, highest, last, last straw*, maximal, most, most distant, outermost, out of bounds*, outside, paramount, plenary,… …   New thesaurus

  • utmost — [ut′mōst΄] adj. [ME utemest < OE utemest, ytemest, double superl. of ut, OUT] 1. situated at the farthest point or limit; most extreme or distant; farthest 2. of or to the greatest or highest degree, amount, number, etc.; greatest n. the most… …   English World dictionary

  • utmost — [[t]ʌ̱tmoʊst[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use utmost to emphasize the importance or seriousness of something or to emphasize the way that it is done. It is a matter of the utmost urgency to find out what has happened to these people...… …   English dictionary

  • utmost — ut|most1 [ˈʌtməust US moust] adj also uttermost [: Old English; Origin: utmAst farthest out , from ut out ] the utmost importance/respect/care etc the greatest possible importance etc ▪ a matter of the utmost importance ▪ I ve got the utmost… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • utmost — /ut mohst / or, esp. Brit., / meuhst/, adj. 1. of the greatest or highest degree, quantity, or the like; greatest: of the utmost importance. 2. being at the farthest point or extremity; farthest: the utmost reef of the island. n. 3. Also,… …   Universalium

  • utmost — 1 adjective the utmost importance/respect/care etc the greatest possible importance etc: a matter of the utmost importance 2 noun (singular) 1 the most that can be done: Both runners had pushed themselves to the utmost. 2 do your utmost to try as …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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