utterly
adverb see utter I

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  • Utterly — Ut ter*ly, adv. In an utter manner; to the full extent; fully; totally; as, utterly ruined; it is utterly vain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • utterly — index in toto, purely (positively), wholly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • utterly — (adv.) early 13c., “truly, plainly, outspokenly,” from UTTER (Cf. utter) (v.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1); meaning “to an absolute degree” is late 14c., from UTTER (Cf. utter) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • utterly — [adv] completely absolutely, all, all in all, altogether, entirely, exactly, extremely, fully, in toto, just, perfectly, plumb*, purely, quite, thoroughly, totally, to the core*, to the nth degree*, well, wholly; concept 531 Ant. incompletely,… …   New thesaurus

  • utterly — [[t]ʌ̱tə(r)li[/t]] ADV: ADV adj/prep, ADV with v (emphasis) You use utterly to emphasize that something is very great in extent, degree, or amount. China is utterly different... The new laws coming in are utterly ridiculous... Such an allegation… …   English dictionary

  • utterly — ut|ter|ly [ ʌtərli ] adverb ** completely: often used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is: Young children are utterly dependent on their parents. You re being utterly unreasonable. How utterly ridiculous! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • utterly */*/ — UK [ˈʌtə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈʌtərlɪ] adverb completely: often used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is Young children are utterly dependent on their parents. You re being utterly unreasonable. How utterly ridiculous! …   English dictionary

  • utterly — adv. Utterly is used with these adjectives: ↑abhorrent, ↑absorbed, ↑absurd, ↑alien, ↑alone, ↑amazed, ↑amazing, ↑appalling, ↑baffled, ↑beautiful, ↑bewildered, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • utterly — adverb completely, entirely, to the fullest extent Well now we are utterly lost …   Wiktionary

  • utterly — ut|ter|ly [ˈʌtəli US ər ] adv [+ adjective/adverb] completely or totally ▪ You look utterly miserable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • utterly — adverb completely or totally: You look utterly miserable …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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