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English definition of “utter”

utter

adjective [before noun]     /ˈʌt.ər/ US  /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/
C2 complete or extreme: utter confusion/misery/chaos utter nonsense/rubbish/drivel The meeting was a complete and utter waste of time. Lying back in the hot bath was utter bliss.Complete and wholeVery and extreme utterly     /ˈʌt.əl.i/ US  /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ.li/ adverb C1 What an utterly stupid thing to do!Complete and wholeVery and extreme
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