Definition of utmost adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌtməʊst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌtmoʊst//
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(less frequent uttermost) [only before noun] greatest; most extreme This is a matter of the utmost importance. You should study this document with the utmost care. Word OriginOld English ūt(e)mest ‘outermost’ (see out, -most).
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