utterverb [ T ]uk /ˈʌt.ər/ us /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/ formal
utteradjective [ before noun ]uk /ˈʌt.ər/ us /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ/
- I made a complete and utter mess of it!
- a feeling of utter desolation
- The accusations are utter nonsense.
- As he walked through the door, she stared at him in utter bewilderment.
- She had a look of utter devastation on her face.
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adverb uk /ˈʌt.əl.i/ us /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ.li/
- She was utterly devastated when her husband died.
- The two boys walked into the room looking utterly miserable.
- These accounts are utterly incomprehensible. Can you explain them to me?
- I don't know why he gets so upset about something that is utterly trivial.
- The whole situation was utterly ridiculous.
What an utterly stupid thing to do!