uttermost

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, alteration of uttermest

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uttermost ‎(not comparable)

  1. Outermost
  2. Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree.
    • (Can we date this quote?) 1611, Bible (KJV): Psalms 65:8
      They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Noun[edit]

uttermost ‎(usually uncountable, plural uttermosts)

  1. The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent
    • 1943, John Temple Graves, The Fighting South (page 274)
      The free way will call for uttermosts in civilization, self-discipline and human excellence.