Definitions of utmost

  1. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; " extreme cold"; " extreme caution"; " extreme pleasure"; " utmost contempt"; " to the utmost degree"; " in the uttermost distress"
  2. ( comparatives of ` far') most remote in space or time or order; " had traveled to the farthest frontier"; " don't go beyond the farthermost ( or furthermost) tree"; " explored the furthest reaches of space"; " the utmost tip of the peninsula"
  3. the greatest possible degree; " he tried his utmost"
  4. highest in extent or degree; " to the last measure of human endurance"; " whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was... to be determined individually"
  5. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.
  6. Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.
  7. The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.
  8. Greatest; most removed in space or time; farthest; extreme.
  9. The extreme limit.
  10. Outmost: furthest out: most distant: last: in the greatest degree: highest.
  11. The greatest that can be: the greatest effort.
  12. Furthest out; last; highest; extreme.
  13. The greatest degree; greatest effort.
  14. Of the highest degree or the largest amount.
  15. Most remote; last.
  16. The greatest possible extent; farthest boundary.
  17. Extreme; at the furthest extremity; in the highest degree.
  18. The most that can be; the greatest power, degree, or effort.
  19. Situated at the furthest point or extremity; most distant; last; being in the greatest or highest degree.

Antonyms for utmost

medium, fewest, mild, central, low, intermediate, midpoint, nigh, median, mid, beginning, lowest, smallest, tiniest, intermediary, minimum, close, mediate, minutest, golden mean, medial, slightest, Middle-ground, minimal, littlest, near, halfway, midmost, middle.

Quotes of utmost

  1. It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border. – William Bartram
  2. My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost – Buffalo Bill
  3. In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision. – Italo Calvino
  4. By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very easy in the hands of a master. – William Cavendish
  5. I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk. – Winston Churchill
  6. By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication. – Ralph Ellison
  7. But I do think the survey group- and I think Charlie Duelfer is a great leader. I have the utmost confidence in Charles. I think you will get as full an answer as you can possibly get. – David Kay
  8. In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care. – Dennis Kucinich
  9. I have the utmost respect for those who have come to this country legally and have contributed to the great melting pot that is America today. But those who have crossed our borders illegally have broken the law and the law ought to be enforced. – Bob Ney
  10. I have the utmost respect for the different faiths professed by my fellow men. – Leverett Saltonstall
  11. Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians. – Ariel Sharon
  12. The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. – Henry Waxman

Usage examples for utmost

  1. No. It is of the utmost importance that I see her personally immediately. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  2. The town had done its utmost to make itself fine enough to receive the emperor. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. " It is all- the utmost she went on. – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  4. I urged my horse to his utmost and Wiggins rode steadily beside me. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  5. I suppose he thought your mother would not be alive when the girl came of age; for the doctors had agreed that she had only a few years to live at the utmost – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  6. Ought we not to do our utmost to make a room as pleasant as possible during the time that our friend can be with us? – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  7. 6. There was the utmost kindness of feeling between the new Governor and the people, when the news came that the English Parliament had passed a law called the " Stamp Act." – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  8. It is of the utmost value as a record, a book of reference, and an expression of sound theories. –  by
  9. Nancy's utmost dread had returned. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  10. Novion did on the instant go away, in the utmost confusion, and jumped into his coach. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  11. But almost immediately a young man entered whose face expressed the utmost concern. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  12. I have already stretched my conscience to the utmost for the sake of the lady. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. I told you a minute ago that Gordon always said you were a man to be trusted to the utmost and- and I want to find out something about him. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  14. I must make the very utmost of my time. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. Madame la Duchesse d'Orleans showed me the utmost gratitude for what I had done. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  16. I have read it with the utmost pleasure and satisfaction. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  17. So he rode on, pushing his mount to the utmost in and out among the stony hills, inquiring at every village and of all he met in the way for tidings of the Frank and his companion. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  18. The very utmost that we can conceive, is, that the increase in the second twenty- five years might equal the present produce. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  19. Florence, who would not glance at the paper once it had appeared, and who did her utmost to forget Bertha's work, tried to believe that she was happy. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. But the utmost must be made of the sensation. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy

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