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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • He was a friend too of Karkov’s mistress, who had cat-eyes, reddish gold hair (sometimes more red; sometimes more gold, depending on the coiffeurs), a lazy sensual body (made to fit well against other bodies), a mouth made to fit other mouths, and a stupid, ambitious and utterly loyal mind.
  • (In the utterly damned, ruinous, unexpected, slutting, defeat-conniving, bastard-cessery of the snow.) He went over to where Maria had just put another piece of pine on the fire.

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  • She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
  • The company is in danger of utter collapse.

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unspecified meaning
  • Now that Pablo was back in the movements of the unit, Robert Jordan did not wish to talk against him and as soon as he had uttered it he regretted saying the thing about his ability.
  • You utter blasted damned fool.

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  • Why was I such an utter goddamned fool as to leave them with that bloody woman?

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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
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