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English definition of “utmost”

utmost

adjective [before noun]     /ˈʌt.məʊst/ US  /-moʊst/ (formal uttermost,   /ˈʌt.ə-/   US  /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ-/)
C1 used to emphasize how important or serious something is: a matter of the utmost importance The situation needs to be handled with the utmost care.Serious and severeSevere
(Definition of utmost adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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