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Definition 1: the greatest possible degree - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where utmost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried his utmost

Synonyms for utmost in the sense of this definition

(utmost is a kind of ...) the greatest possible degree of something

"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior" "to the limit of his ability"

Definition 2: (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utmost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for utmost in the sense of this definition

(utmost is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

(utmost is used in the usage domain ...) the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

"`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'" "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'" "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

Definition 3: highest in extent or degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utmost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • to the last measure of human endurance
  • whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually

Synonyms for utmost in the sense of this definition

(utmost is similar to ...) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

Definition 4: of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utmost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extreme cold
  • extreme caution
  • extreme pleasure
  • utmost contempt
  • to the utmost degree
  • in the uttermost distress

Synonyms for utmost in the sense of this definition

(utmost is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

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