utmost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “utmost” in the English Dictionary

"utmost" in British English

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utmostadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈʌt.məʊst/  us   /-moʊst/ (formal uttermost, uk   /ˈʌt.ə-/  us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ-/ )
C1 used to ​emphasize how ​important or ​serious something is: a ​matter of the utmost ​importance The ​situationneeds to be ​handled with the utmost ​care.

utmostnoun [S]

uk   /ˈʌt.məʊst/  us   /-moʊst/ (formal uttermost, uk   /ˈʌt.əˌməʊst/  us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚmoʊst/ )
the ​greatestamount or ​degreepossible: The new ​model of the ​caroffers the utmost inpower and ​performance.
(Definition of utmost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"utmost" in American English

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utmostadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌtˌmoʊst/
greatest or most or ​farthest: Speed was of the utmost ​importance.

utmostnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʌt·moʊst/
the most or ​best that is ​possible: He’s doing his utmost to ​disrupt the ​proceedings.
(Definition of utmost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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